Sunday, April 11, 2010

No More Zantac

Obviously I'm not an MD, but I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to try to decrease Hudson's daily Zantac dosage. He's been on Zantac 3X a day since he was 4 weeks old. Of course he's been on an antibiotic daily since the day he's been born to prevent UTI's that could complicate his kidney issue. He also takes probiotics 2X daily to help prevent yeast infections that he's prone to because of the antibiotic (because it's strong). He's been on the Zantac because of his esophageal reflux. It was really bad when he was smaller. From the beginning, Dr. Nesbit said that Hudson should outgrow the reflux. He has good and bad days. I decreased his dosage to 1X daily, and didn't really notice any difference so I decided to completely take him off of it. I hate that he has to take so much medicine, and 3 less doses a day would be nice for us and for him. Since taking him off, I can't really tell too much of a difference. I guess if I had to lean one way or the other I would say that his spitting up is a little better. I don't think that it's necessarily due to the fact of him being taken off of the medicine, but just that he's starting to grow out of it. I sure hope he is. He's changing and growing SO FAST.
Since I've been on Spring Break my mom has not kept him this past week. We went over to see her today, and she couldn't believe how much he'd grown and changed.
Tomorrow I go back to work. This spring break has been so nice. Dave took off and spent the week with Hudosn and me. We didn't do much, but it was so wonderful to just be together as a family all week. Tomorrow night, Dave and I are going to a special dinner for him. He's being honored through Columbia County for being such a great employee.

We think he's a great daddy too!

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