We walked into Kade's room the other day to hear him cheering and yelling "all right!" I wasn't fast enough with my camera to get him actually holding his fish by the mouth like daddy does. I believe Nate's dream of having his sons be fishing partners will indeed come true. One of Kade's most favorite ways to pass the time is to hang out in the garage in Nate's boat. He throws his toys in and climbs up. Kade constantly peeks in the boat's live well (the place the fish are stored) looking for his 'feeshies'.
My 3 cute men at the splash pad. I couldn't see Zane's cute face so I had Nate lift up his hat...ha ha he is darling and love his chubby cheeks. The Dr. has us thicken his bottles with 5 tablespoons of rice per feed, and even with all his barfing I think his chub comes from all that rice.
Sipping back on his pedialyte trying to prevent becoming dehydrated again.
I wish I was exaggerating when I say that Zane throws up this much most every time he eats. For those of you that are facebook friends of mine you may have seen some of my updates on our progress. Here is the sort version of what is going on with Zane pup. After testing was done the Dr.'s found out Zane has a dairy and soy allergy and this was the reason for his bloody stools and extreme fussiness. Different testing was done for his reflux (which is a different issue than the allergy) to determine that it is classified as severe reflux, basically about as bad as it gets in a baby. I pumped and dumbed for a while in hopes of returning back to nursing after I cleaned up my diet. 3 weeks of no dairy and he still couldn't handle my milk. I was completely devastated because I hate everything about bottles. I am all for moms making the choice which works best for them, whether that be nursing or bottles..but I am to irresponsible for bottles and hate washing them and having to remember to pack them along when we go out. The Dr.'s think that he has other allergies that we don't know about yet which is why they strongly recommend that I quite nursing. After trying a few different formulas with no sucess, we are now giving him a prescription formula called Ellecare that is hypo-allergenic amino acid based (and yes it costs an arm and 3 legs). It kinda works better, but still hard to tell because of the reflux. We see the GI specialist every few weeks and they try to get proper dosing with his meds to stay on top of it with his growth. We currently do 1 ml of Zantac at 6 a.m, 15 mg of prevacid at 11 a.m., 1 ml of Zantac at 3 p.m., and 1 ml of Zantac at 8 p.m., everyday. We have done lots of Dr. visits, I have tried every trick in the book and herbal remedy, but we now believe it looks like we are going to have to just wait it out and hope he out grows it. It is the hardest thing in the world to see your baby suffer and to wonder if you are doing the right things for your baby or not. I catch myslef questioning every decsion. We are just so grateful that he is growing so well and putting on the lbs. Zane wants to eat round the clock even though it makes him so sick after, while Kade still shuns most food like the plague...they will probably be wearing the same size clothes before we know it!