It’s been over a week now since we stopped giving Jaxson the Prevacid altogether and he is doing SO great. He has had some minor spit-up/throw-up issues but nothing like it used to be, so we are finally able to just have a “normal” baby. We’ve been weaning him down off of it for a while now, slowly lowering the dose from 5 units as Dr. Helft advised. Toward the end he kept getting really mad about having to take the medicine, so I think he was ready to be done with it all too. Our goal was to have him completely off the Prevacid by his 9 month appointment with the doctor, and mission accomplished!
In other news, poor little dude has been a crankenfuss lately, not sleeping straight through the night and just being bitchy (yep I said it!) and when we checked on his teeth the other day, one of the top ones was bleeding a little. Not only that, but his gums are all so swollen across the top and bottom and you can see MORE teeth coming in now! I know that they usually come in as pairs, but this is intense! Poor kid has 4 more teeth poking through while the top two are still coming out. So we’ve been dosing him up with the Orajel before bed and even had to give him some Tylenol the other night to help him sleep. I know we’ve still got some time before all of them are in, and I’ve heard the molars are the worst, so I hope he will get a little bit of a break between teeth soon.