Samantha’s Vomiting Spell

Since last Thursday night, Samantha has been vomiting almost after each feeding.  It normally happens 30 mins – 1 hour after feed. It is not normal spitting of milk but forceful vomit. We afraid it may be Pyloric Stenosis as what Jonathan had when he was 3 weeks old. On Monday, we brought Samantha to the paediatrician and he did an ultrasound.  The result came back negative for Pyloric Stenosis.  If then, what could be wrong with her?

Could it be reflux? I started giving her AR (anti-regurgitation) formula on Wednesday. I have also reduced the amount of milk from 2 oz to 1 oz. I calculated yesterday, out of 10 feedings in 24 hours, she vomited 5 times. I hope it’s reflux or just some temporary stomach discomfort.  Better not be any kind of those rare illnesses again. Still monitoring her condition and hope she will get better. She gained 150g two weeks ago and because of this, she looses it. She is only 3kg now at 2 months.

Another not so good news. Apparently her severe acidosis did affect her brain. Doctor found water in brain (hydrocephalus) when he did a head ultrasound. Need MRI scan for futher examination.  This hits us badly. It’s so scary when you read about this medical condition. Praying hard that this can be fixed and she doesn’t have to go through any major operations.

May the Lord place His healing hands on Samantha and heal every part of her body that are not well.

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  1. Merryn says:

    🙁 hope Samantha will heal and grow big and strong. Julie, stay strong..

    I just.. don’t know what to say. *hugs*

    ... on July June 4th, 2010
  2. Ann says:

    My prayers be with you. Guess there are some days when we really wish they would grow up faster so that they can be stronger….

    Stay strong. Have faith. Our God is a God of miracles. And of healing.

    ... on July June 4th, 2010
  3. E says:

    I pray that she would be OK. May God’s healing touch be upon lil Samantha, and his comforting peace be upon your heart (and Kimmy’s).

    ... on July June 4th, 2010
  4. caroline says:

    *Hugs* …. I really hope that everything will be fine soon and Samantha will grow up big and stronger with mommy and daddy love and care. I will always keep you in my prayers and take care Julie.

    ... on July June 4th, 2010
  5. anggie says:

    u r such strong mum …. i so sum tong to read this .. but i know u all will surely overcome this and ur girl will surely be a strong girl …. God bless u all .. take k

    ... on July June 4th, 2010
  6. lil prince's mum says:

    Be strong… Baby Sam, mummy and daddy……

    ... on July June 4th, 2010
  7. Mery says:

    Pray hard that Samantha is doin fine.

    ... on July June 5th, 2010
  8. rachel says:

    Samantha is in God’s hands and I m sure God is doing his works in her. Continue to pray and I m sure Samantha will come out of it.. Take care. *hugs*

    ... on July June 7th, 2010
  9. mc says:

    I don’t normally pray to god, but I am going to for samantha. Hope she will grow strong and healthy!

    ... on July June 8th, 2010
  10. debbie says:

    gosh….i really got surprise with this post. Thought Samantha is getting well ….Pray hard to GOD that she will be fine soon!!!

    ... on July June 8th, 2010
  11. AnnPS says:

    Our prayers with Samantha… Shes gonna be alrite…Shes in God’s good hands…

    ... on July June 8th, 2010
  12. KittyCat says:

    Be strong, Julie, we’re all thinking and praying for you and baby Samantha. God Bless.

    ... on July June 15th, 2010

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