What matters most?
That's what matters most.
So here's the latest scoop:
They think that Max has what's called Delayed Gastric Emptying, combined with severe reflux. Could he still have allergies? Of course. But since he's only on formula and still not feeling well, the allergies probably aren't what's causing his symptoms. The good news? Once we get all of this straightened out, he may very well be able to eat lots of different things. Maybe even milkshakes....in which case we would drive immediately to Kerry's house and have a milkshake party. Delayed Gastric Emptying (DGE) means that his tummy doesn't pass food through as quickly as it should. So when he barfed up whole pieces of scrambled egg and we thought "Ah-hah! It's because he's allergic to scrambled egg!" it really was because ALL food just sits there and makes him sick. And causes acid to come up. And makes him vomit. Could this be the new holy grail of diagnoses? Maybe. I'll do my dance of joy once he actually starts feeling better.
So now Max is on a low dose of an antibiotic that's supposed to help food move through his body faster. Want to guess what that means? Yeah.....pretty much. We may also up his reflux med, and the allergist recommended adding a low dose antihistamine to help at night. He said it was to soothe Max's itchy eczema, but added "It may have a small sedating effect. I figured that might be helpful in Max's case?". And then I kissed him. OK, I really didn't....but he would've deserved it.
So far no change with the medicine, but it's only been a few days. He did take a two hour nap the other day, and then a THREE hour nap yesterday, so we'll see if his nights improve too. Our fingers are crossed.
Last night he woke up at 9:30, and then again at 3:30. The moon was lighting up the clouds when I finally put him in the car at 5 am (he wouldn't go back to sleep at home). Oddly enough, I felt peaceful. We don't know where this road is going, but at least we're trying something new. So for now, we wait. And we drive.