Tuesday, October 6, 2009

GI Visit

Today we went to McLaine's new GI doctor. I couldn't stand the old one. I felt like he didn't listen and he was also unreliable. That can be very annoying when you have as many doctor visits as McLaine does. It's very important that our doctors be pretty on schedule and don't cancel us so that we can make our other appointments. So, we only ended up seeing her old GI one time. He was an hour and a half late. For her follow up, they called the day before to see if we'd change our appointment time. We couldn't and the next morning (the day of the appointment) they called and cancelled on us saying the doctor was "ill." So needless to say, I no longer wanted to go to him.

The new GI we went to today was awesome! He was very nice and I didn't feel rushed despite the fact that he had just taken over this practice 2 days ago and had a waiting room full of people! I spoke to him about wanting to try McLaine on Erythromycin. He said that that was exactly what he had wanted to reccommend to me and thought it was a great idea. Erythromycin is an antibiotic that acts as a motility drug. Basically it will help her digestive muscles work more efficiently, thereby helping her reflux and constipation. Hopefully this will work so that McLaine can get more exercise time without throwing up her food! (Right now she has to spend most of her time on an incline or being held so that she keeps her food down! She's also been rejecting her bottle and sometimes even her solid food this week. I'm on the fence on whether it's teething or a reflux flare up. Fingers crossed!


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