Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hallelujah Blended Diet!!!!

Well my mommy gut told me to try the blended diet for Ollie. A blended diet is all natural food blended down and liquified to go through Ollie's feeding tube. Doctors do not support this method at all! One word.... Frustrating! Though, I wasn't finding much support, but I wasn't going to let that stop me. Ever since I had Owen, I find myself becoming more like a hippie. Haha now that's funny, me a hippie!?! Ok I'm not a hippie, but I don't believe medical intervention needs to intervene at all times. I think there can be simple solutions and they definitely don't hurt to try. So the following week after Ollie came home and recovered, I started this so called "blended diet for tubies". Holy cow, we saw dramatic differences! Ollie was no longer frail and discolored. He was ever so happy and turned into a jabbering baby. He finally laid on his stomach and tolerated it. I held my baby boy in a vertical position and snuggled him like this for the first time! Wowzers...I'm crying tears of joy for the first time in a long time! The biggest and best difference though was Ollie has completely stopped throwing up! I could just cry my eyes out for this, because imagine throwing up 5-10 times everyday for six months straight. He was miserable....mommy and daddy were heartbroken and weren't sure if it was ever going to end anytime soon. The blended diet just proves doctors aren't always right and sometimes parents need to research themselves so they can determine what is best for their child. In my eyes the blended diet is a miracle! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Hello 6 months!

Where has the time gone?!? First off, sorry for not posting as much lately. It has been a little hectic around here and to be honest, I have been cherishing my family time. Ollie was in the hospital a few weeks ago. Poor guy had the Rhino Virus and wasn't able to keep anything down. I guess being a germaphobe and keeping the little guy quarantined still wasn't enough to keep this little guy from getting sick. We had several tests done just to make sure there wasn't an underlying issue to Ollie's throwing up since he has been doing this everyday since he was born. We did another upper GI and noticed Ollie has severe reflux and his stomach empties very very slowly. Both of these explain his excessive throwing up, but the only was to fix both of these issues is with two separate surgeries. The minor surgery would be to switch his Gtube to a GJtube. This just means the tube goes beyond the stomach and empties into intestines. Jason and I discussed for hours, but my mommy gut said to not proceed with this option. I feel that there is another noninvasive option such as a blended diet. The second surgery is the Nissen and basically they wrap the upper part of the stomach and lower part of esophagus. Lets just say the doctors will have to do lots of convincing for this momma to hand over little Ollie for the Nissen. Hmm, now I know why my parents hated arguing with me growing up...what can I say, I like to play hard ball.