In a homeschooling house full of 7 kids & 3 guniea pigs....there is never a dull moment! A lot of people show genuine concern for us and want to know how we are doing, as the road we've left behind was not a pleasant one. So, here I am, to tell some of our stories...share some of our days...and open up a part of our world to you! Come join us on our journey so you won't miss the moments that take our breath away!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Time flys!

It's so hard to believe that Dove is more than 6 weeks old already.  It's even more amazing how different each child is and that after having 6 children one can come along and offer you so many new challenges that you've never faced before. I haven't had time to blog at all.  In fact, in the last 6 weeks I haven't had time to do much at all.  I honestly don't know how we survived around here.  Dove was just so miserable all the time and the only thing that could comfort him was the breast so I spent most of my time sitting on the couch with our precious little man.  In just under 7 weeks he has gained 4lbs. His reflux and projectile vomiting were getting worse and he had developed such a severe arch.  His doctor diagnosed him with Sandifer's Syndrome.

It was almost awkward to hold him because he fought you and pushed his head back so far.  It seemed that he had something wrong with his neck, but it was explained to me that he was doing this due to the pain.  This was a coping mechanism for the pain that he was in and by arching his back in this way it simply made him feel better.  When the Pediatrician saw his severe arch, she changed his reflux meds to something stronger.

He sure has kept me busy but like a fine wine, he gets better with time.  Since we weren't seeing much improvement with only cutting dairy, I personally made the decision to go ahead and cut Gluten, Soy and Egg out of my diet as well.  In addition to this, Dove is on Prevacid and is going to the Chiropractor for treatment of his reflux.  With all these new changes came a new man!  He is finally making a turn around.  All of the sacrifices have been well worth it.  He will be going to the Chiropractor 2x a week now. It's so awesome to see him beginning to feel better!