Sick baby update

We have an appointment with a GI specialist at the hospital on Monday morning. Normally I would be on the phone bugging the crap out of the specialist’s receptionist for an appointment NOW NOW NOW RIGHT NOOOOOW, but since my baby is currently doing his impression of the happiest baby in the world I’m ok with waiting. Baby Evan is less “sick” than “did this one crazy weird thing a couple times and now seems totally fine”. None of his spit up today has contained any blood and his diapers have gone back to the normal, non-explosive kind (side note – perhaps my insistence that we try to use up all the Size 1’s before buying bigger diapers contributed to the poopsplosion).

I’m almost tempted to cancel the appointment, except that I will feel so much better after they do an exam and an x-ray to make sure all his internal bits are present where they’re supposed to be. SOMETHING caused him to bleed, even if it isn’t hurting him and making him scream. I just don’t know if it’s worse to have totally inconclusive tests that prove nothing or no tests and no idea if it might happen again.

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  1. h_a_l says:

    Glad to hear there’s no more blood and Baby E seems to be perfectly happy and healthy. I say go for the tests, even if they prove there’s nothing wrong it’s more peace of mind than not seeing the Dr.

    Also, I am totally guilty of the too small diaper thing. I just realized that my 4 week old baby has outgrown the newborn size diapers which are “up to 10 lbs” (she’s 10 lb 12 oz believe it or not!) but I still have a whole pack of newborn size that I’m trying to use up. Counting down to a poopsplosion in 3….2….

  2. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    Keep the appointment!

  3. Keep the appointment but the chances are good that the blood actually came from you. Blood in breastmilk is normal and doesn’t happen every single time so all your pumping after the fact may have missed the blood window.

  4. lalaland13 says:

    It would freak me out as well. So yeah, keep the appointment, although I’m very glad he’s a happy and cheery baby right now. I’m so paranoid I’m constantly asking my cat if she’s OK, so yeah, don’t blame you there.

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