He's been able to spend longer stretches of time playing on the mat or in his chair and a couple of weeks ago he hit another motor milestone: he started rolling from his back to his tummy! Now that he can roll both ways he is on the move! It takes him a while, but between the rolling and being able to turn himself around in a circle he can get all over the room now. He is a mobile baby! And we are thrilled and relieved and proud of our little guy.
In this video you can see 10-month-old Henry kicking, rolling over, and even trying to scoot!
I wish it was all good news, but unfortunately Henry's reflux has become a problem again. I was resistant to increasing his reflux medicine a few weeks ago, but once we did it we saw a clear improvement - as in, he stopped puking every day. Which was awesome. Until the puking started up again. Every. Day. Starting about a week ago. And I don't know why it's back! I thought we had his reflux under control! We've been giving him his Prevacid twice a day, doctor's orders, at the same times - breakfast and dinner. And still I got puked on at Calvin's art class. And at Sydney and Lydia's birthday party. And several times at home.
He is still acting happy and playful. He isn't acting sick, except for a few moments before and during the actual throwing up. Once he's done he seems totally fine again. His appetite is about the same and his eating patterns haven't changed. #smh
We happened to have a follow up with his ENT (ear nose throat) doctor already scheduled for today and after using a scope to check out Henry's throat, the doc confirmed that the acid is irritating his throat and voice box again. He said he would be in favor of increasing treatment for the reflux. We have an appointment with Henry's GI (gastroenterology and internal medicine) doctor next week and I will talk to him about it and see what he recommends. I think it's going to mean an additional prescription. I am still hoping that the puking will mysteriously and miraculously just stop altogether. Wouldn't that be nice? Meanwhile, we are trying out Similac "sensitive" formula to see if it makes a difference.
It's easier to deal with the challenges when lots of other things are going well. It is frustrating to feel like his poor little body just isn't working right... but his big smile and playful movements are reassuring.