Pretty much since his first surgery, Nolan has always been on a medication of some type. In a previous post I wrote that Nolan’s cardiologist instructed us to take him off aspirin, so the only meds he was on was for reflux and bowel motility. Nolan’s reflux was bad…oh so bad. I mean this kid was Niagara Falls, he’d spit up everyone and it would sometimes soak through his car seat. Nasty. I think we did laundry daily and 99% of it was spit rags and towels and blankets. Heck, we couldn’t go anywhere without Nolan spitting up after being in the car for about 3 minutes. This didn’t help at all with his weight gain either. It seemed like he was growing very slowly. In fact, it seemed like he was at 16 pounds forever.
I have no idea what happened, though, but one day Nolan decided he was done with spitting up. We kept giving him the meds, but one day I was like “Hey…when was the last time he spit up?” Days turned into a week…so we tried to back off the reflux meds. Still no spitting up. What?! A week turned into a month. Still no spit ups. You read that? NO MORE SPIT UPS!
I still have no idea what brought on this lack of reflux, but thank GOD! Next up was keeping an eye on the next med. Nolan was pooping just fine. In fact, his farts could kill a gorilla. That kid is NASTY. So we backed off the other med…and he was fine.
Yes! So recently my wife took Nolan to a G.I. appointment and mentioned it to the G.I. Doctor and he said it was fine with him, especially if Nolan’s bowel motility is fine.
So in January 2014…NOLAN WAS OFFICIALLY OFF MEDS COMPLETELY!!!