I can’t get baby to eat anything (not even ice cream). Yet every time I turn around, he’s sticking something in his mouth. The latest news on his Failure To Thrive Syndrome (not related to his seizures or H1N1): baby has to stop breast feeding and take prescription formula instead. If that doesn’t work, the doctor is going to stick a tube up baby’s nose so we can pump the prescription formula into his system when he’s asleep at night. And if that doesn’t work, they are going to hospitalize him and feed him via an IV. Oh yeah, they’re also going to stick a teeny weeny camera inside his body to see if there’s anything wrong internally.
Has anyone seen a scalp IV before? I hadn’t until I went to the ER recently and saw my baby with an IV attached to his head. If the situation wasn’t so serious, I would probably have laughed. I have never heard of such a thing before and I’ve seen many episodes of Grey’s Anatomy. The ER staff could not find a good vein in his arms so they stuck the IV in baby’s head. He hated it and eventually pulled it out.