Addison has been diagnosed with a really bad case of Reflux :( We have changed her from beast milk, to formula, and have changed her formula 4 times! We have also added rice cereal to her bottles, and she is on Zantac as well. As far as her spitting up... it has improved greatly!!! However, she had started throwing up :( We thought it was due to her reflux problems and didn't think anything about it, especially because after she threw up, she didn't fuss.. well she never fusses!! She is such a happy baby that we never thought twice about her throwing up being due to anything other than her reflux. Well we were sadly mistaken!!! We were getting ready to go to her 2 months check up and I knew she was running fever, so I didn't give her anything for it, because we were going to the doctor anyway. We get there and her fever is 101.4, and we did not know that for 3 month olds and younger, their temperature can not be over 100.5. If it is, then it causes for concern. So because it was 101.4, we were sent to the hospital for extensive testing... spinal tap (meningitis), blood cultures, and urine cultures. Her spinal tap and blood cultures come back normal, however, her urine culture did not. She had E. coli in her urine, which means she has a Urinary Tract Infection. As the doctor was telling us this, I was wondering.. How in the world??? Well, he informed us that, it's nothing that we have done, nor something we HAVEN'T done.. Its not the way we wipe her, not what we bathe her in... NOTHING! ( Still wondering.. HOW?? )
We naturally have E. coli in our bodies (intestines) and (MY PERSONAL OPINION) I think that when she has "runny" diapers, it gets in "that" area and as the doctor said, she was susceptible to getting an infection at that time.... Ok, understandable!
NOW, we have to go through further testing, (as if she hasn't had enough, poor baby) We go Thursday for a VCUG, A voiding cystourethrogram, where they will insert a catheter and inject dye into her bladder and kidneys to look for (by X-Ray ) scarring from the infection, enlargements, or reflux. ( I didn't know you could have reflux in that area)
So her throwing up and running fever were clear signs of an infection... but we were putting it off as her reflux... I have been feeling sooooo guilty and like its all my fault for not knowing better!! But I am so glad that she is feeling better and getting better!!
We are praying that our baby girl is ok and she ONLY has a UTI, and nothing more serious!!!