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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Regret, served fresh, with a side of vomit

In Thursday's post, I announced that Silas was back to normal, except for his appetite. This may have been premature. We've had some regrettable setbacks since then. Drew and I are both feeling a bit guilty about decisions we made for Silas that seem to have been detrimental. Confession time:
On Thursday, after another day of Silas barely eating, I gave him cooked peas, which are his favorite. Finally, he ate willingly! I only gave him a small portion, but he finished every single one and I was so happy to see him finally really eat. He hadn't vomited in 2 days, so I thought we were safe. At 1 am that night, he vomited peas. Lesson learned--stay away from green foods when baby is still recovering from the flu.

Friday went alright (not including the fact that he possibly maybe ate a teeny bit of red paint on our broom and flipped backwards from our window seat onto the floor) and Saturday was shaping up to be a good day for Silas as well. Drew was feeling better too and the two of them were having a good time. Just after Silas got up from his nap, Drew was bouncing Silas up and down and Silas was laughing and laughing--until he puked. He cried steadily for 20 minutes after that and has puked twice since then, including at 4 am this morning. Lesson learned--stay away from bouncing activities when baby is still recovering from the flu.

I should also throw in the fact that severe diarrhea is just part of the fun times we've been having, and the doctor says that will last a few weeks. Lovely.

Our tactic today is to feed Silas very tiny portions--one O at a time, one spoonful of rice cereal at a time, smaller amounts of breast milk per feeding. And of course, no bouncing. We'll see how it goes.

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