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Sunday, June 21, 2009

The poop problem!

On Tuesday (the 16th), I called Autumn's Dr about the fact that she had not pooped in 10 days. The nurse told me that we needed to take her to the ER for x-rays to make sure there was no sort of block. We got to the ER around 5:45 that night. They felt around on her belly, did some x-rays, never took blood, and finally came back with "She's fine. There is no block". We were out of there by 7! I made a follow up appointment the following day to see her Dr. He felt around, etc, and said she felt fine. He did tell me to give her Karo syrup to help her go. He also noticed that she had only gained 1.5oz in 15 days where as a baby her age should have gained around 3.5oz. So he told me that we could start feeding her rice cereal. So after her appointment, I went to wal-mart and shopped for Karo syrup and rice cereal for the first time. (PS Mom, Karo syrup isnt with the cooking/baking supplies. Its with the syrup!) Later that night we gave her some syrup and her first feeding of rice cereal! If you have never fed a baby food for the first time, let me tell you, its a pretty hilarious scene. She had it all over her face and bib and couldnt (and still hasnt) quite figured out how to get it off the spoon. She's learning. A few more days went by and still no poop. We continued to give her the syrup until yesterday morning! Charles changed her diaper and somehow it all managed to stay in the diaper but she finally went! And ended up going 4 more times that day! So by the end of it all, she finally pooped on day 14! That has to be some kind of record or something!

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