Kayla Mae Olmstead

Kayla was born with Left-sided Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (LCDH). When she was born she was in the NICU for a total of 55 days. She reherniated two years later, had her repair surgery in May 2011 and spent 11 days in hospital recovering. She is a tough little girl and we are truly blessed to have her here.

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Reflux and Hiccups

First- please keep praying for Baby Jackson as he has started his fight for life. He is currently on ECMO. pray pray pray!!
loves her spoon with nothing on it.

My mommy and her broken humerus!! Mom jeez put your sling back on, you're hurting me just thinking about you straightening your arm!! OWWWWW

Now my problems are minor-

I am having hiccup problems.. So I have talked with Patty about this issue but what I don't get is why she still gets hiccups EVERY time she eats. She is on Reglan and Zantac.... I know we are supposed to hold them up for 30 min.. but my 14 pounder only likes to be held up if mommy is walking around or just standing. OW -!! my back can not handle this. If I sit- she instantly starts crying... the second I stand, she stops. SPOILED! :) I think that was a NICU thing- any time she cried at the NICU I picked her up.. bad habit but was I going to let the whole NICU listen to her?! Anyway- I hold her up as long as I can stand it- and she is squirmy- doesn't want to do the same thing for 30 min!! As I'm sure most of your kids don't. And I know the hiccups don't bother them half as much as it bothers me- but I guess I'm always scared that the hiccup will make her reherniate. Crazy idea- but I can't get it out of my head. I don't know what to do. Water does help her- but right after she eats, she does not want water. She does not want anything! I hate the hiccups! Any ideas how I can help her eliminate them?

3 comments:

never a dull moment said...

Carter is the SAME way! When he's done eating, he only wants to be held while you are standing and walking around. If I sit, he cries! Our OT suggested gripe water for hiccups ~ she said they helped her son who also had reflux. We have not yet tried it, so I can't offer personal experiences.
~Kellie

Sands Family said...

You don't have to actually hold her-- put her in her stander until she gets sick of that, then put her in her vibrating/ bouncy seat thingie--- she just has to have her head above her chest and stomach... she's too old to hold that long... she is too busy for that stuff!! :) BABIES! OI! But as soon as she starts sitting up on her own-- you'll see an amazing difference. We had reflux and hiccups ALL the time!! The holding up part won't stop the hiccups-- but you are right- a few sips of liquid (my Ped recommended an oz of formula) and poof-- they are gone!! You could try to scare her! LOL!! just KIDDING!!!

Chanda D Brady said...

Loooooove her smile!!!

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