Thanks for your reply, we've always had Gabrielle's cot up on 2 phone books. It helps but some days we still find we need to put her in the rocker in the cot for yet further elevation. She's now 6mths old & loving her solids. We are about to run out of Zantac & will see her paed. 1wk after so we'll have a really good idea whether she'll cope without it. I think that she will still require some sort of medication as she's back to vomitting & being generally unsettled as we're only giving her the Zantac in every second bottle & she's now dropped back to 4 feeds most days, so therefore she's getting Zantac only twice.
We've tried going back onto normal formula but it was a disaster & we had a very sad little chicken for a week after we put her back on Karicare AR. We also tried soya formula but it had the same result as the normal stuff & she began to vomit again & then would scream before every feed as she was well aware of the pain she was about to be in. It got to the stage we couldn't even entice her to take the bottle at all & would then proceed to have a screaming child until she was starving enouh to go through the pain. It was a horrible time.
I haven't seen a homeopath or naturopath yet but I also haven't ruled it out either. I've been living between 2 houses while we renovate ours & it's getting to the rediculous stage now. You've probably read through all my traumas above. We still have a small hole (50cmx 50cm) in the wall as the gyprocker hasn't come to finish his job even though we've been supportive & patient with his heart attack recovery. He's back on the job full-time but my patience is starting to wear thin as he says one thing & does another. We're obviously a low priority as our builder has finished all he needs to do & isn't riding him. The builder actually paid him up before the job was complete so, quite frankly, I think he doesn't give a hoot about finishing something he's been paid for. We'd just be happy if he would keep in phone contact with us so we could work out when he's coming. He luckily called on Sunday 2hrs after he was due to start to say he'd be here Mon & it's already Wed night & there's been no call. We called his contact # today & left a mesage but again no polite return phone call. People wonder why the building industry has such a bad name for itself when the simple matter of a phone call can't even be made. Anyhow, due to my 10wk extension now hitting it's 17th wk I've got so much on my plate that I haven't had the time to look into a homeopath or naturopath & plan to do so when everything settles in the new year.
I just want to put the Xmas tree up for my 2yr old & Gaby's first Xmas yet I'm being robbed of the fun of it as the gyprocker is eluding us & he has a huge mess to make yet. He has until Sunday before I blow my cool over it!
Thanks for your help,
Peta, NSW, mum of 2 gorgeous girls