Thursday, August 17, 2006
The Update I Know You Were Dying For
What better way to end a Thursday than an update on Clare's bowel movements? Ha ha ha... But seriously, this issue might come up in someone's future, and I just wanted to let everyone know that the new medication Clare is on (MiraLax) works wonders. For a week now, Clare has not screamed or agonized over bowel movements. Granted, I am doing a little more oxycleaning of Clare's clothes than I was previously, but I will take that any day over the pain the poor baby was in. Sometimes I wish we had just started Clare on the MiraLax from the beginning and spared her the months of pain, but I also believe it is important to try everything else before jumping to medication. I don't know if she's now on the MiraLax for life or just until her diet becomes more varied. Either way, we have a much happier girl around here (except for the fact that she is teething and has a cold right now). I never realized how much time she spent crying because of bowel movements until that crying stopped. Thank God for small wonders.