Tuesday, October 30, 2012

C is for Callie... Or Crazy!

Sorry for the lack of posts. I'm blaming it on the lack of sleep. We changed medicines a little but ago and it seems there are some odd side effects including lack of appetite and sleeplessness. We also tried increasing the dos which makes the side effects even worse. Callie has been refusing all solids since Thursday and is eating less milk as well. Not that she can't survive for a bit without so much food, she obviously has her winter weight stored on, he he. But it's concerning that she is not interested in eating with this new medicine. Even worse is the sleeplessness. She isn't sleeping at night or during the day. Her naps have been short, like 30 minutes, and at night she is up every 2 hours and then wide awake in the middle of the night for hours. Two nights ago she was up for almost 3 hours in the middle of the night just playing and happy. Last night she was up for 2.5 hours. She is happy and no reflux but no sleep either. I tried just leaving her in her crib so she would go back to bed but after 40 minutes of screeching and crying I have in so everyone else in the house could sleep. That led to her playing in the living room for another hour before I got her back to bed at 4:30, and regular time to get up for work is 5. So needless to say I stayed home sick with the baby today. No way I could make it on less than 4 hours of sleep.
I called the GI doc and left a message, the nurse called back once but will call me again after talking with the dr. I also called the pharmacist to see what he thought. He said lack of appetite is very common and suggested trying giving it in the afternoon instead of before bed. He also said try just one dose instead of 2, and that it takes 2 weeks to really build up in her system.
So C is for crazy for both Crazy Callie and me! I'm going crazy and am ready to pull my hair out! We will see if any of the suggestions help or if the GI doc has some better ideas. Neither the nurse or the pharmacist think sleeplessness is a side effect but I say yes. If you saw her you would agree. And all of this started since we gave her prevacid.
She is still cute though, so C is for cute too. Here she is eating her letter C from her playmat. C is going to be for comatose because when I finally get to lay down and sleep that's what I'll be, out like a light!

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