Making memories- just some home videos that make me smile. 🙂

Update on Eli:
He’s been on soy for 3.5 days and no real change. His chapped cheeks look a bit better and his reflux has improved but is still present. Soy smells, has caused some moderate consitaption and makes this mama want to research the effects of soy and hormones in boys. :/ But I have been encouraged to stick it out for a week and see what happens.
We tried some childrens clartin at lunch yesterday and it seemed to help with his stuffiness, but it is back with a vengance today so the problem is still not solved.
Eli remains happy and unaffected lol so I guess that is all that matters.
Any other suggestions, mamas?

It’s Wednesday already. Looking forward to the weekend with my boys 🙂


9 Replies to “Wednesday”

  1. Hey girl. The dietary changes may take a week or so to result in any noticeable changes. And Claritin does have to be taken daily but it doesn’t work for everyone. Maybe he should be seen by an allergist vs randomly trying stuff and driving yourself bonkers in the process? 🙂

  2. Just started following your blog recently and Eli is absolutely adorable! I know you have mentioned a few times about Eli’s nasal stuffiness and I was just wondering if it has been that way since he was born. My son, who is now 8 weeks old, has been constantly stuffy since he was 2 weeks old. Did talk to the pedi and of course he said it was “normal”. He doesn’t seem bothered by it, but it sure does sound awful. I was just wondering if that’s the same thing you are experiencing with Eli.

    1. Hi Diane! I’m so glad you have found us! Thank you for following along!
      We got rid of any doctor who suggested Eli’s stuffiness was normal. It’s not. Our kids have smaller nasal passages and some stuffiness can be normal but Eli has essentially been stuffy since he was born. The pattern goes like this: clear running nose, thicker snot as the days go on, infected snot that is so thick and swollen he can’t breathe, antibiotics, clear for about 10-14 days, repeat. 😦
      Sometimes it can be caused by aspirating fluids, reflux (Eli has silent reflux so we didn’t even know it was bothering him or an issue until much later), allergies or even just a plain old cold. It’s taken us all the time and trying different things to try and figure it all out.
      So with all the being said, some times it’s normal but look into those options if your child is like Eli and has a pattern with his stuffiness. And get a second opinion if you aren’t happy with your doc. Eli had a team of docs that all want to help solve any problems that come up an anyone who blames it all on Ds is ignorant.

    2. And yes, at first he didn’t get sick and didn’t seem bothered by it. He just sounded yucky and it just became normal to us. But now we know he doesn’t have to sound that way. It’s so nice to hear him breathing clear at night.
      Hope that helps! 🙂

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