View Full Version : So little to have so much pain.....
12-05-2006, 08:21 PM
I dont know what to do. Caitlyn screams like she is having headaches alot. One doctor tells me that what she has does not cause headaches. Then another tells me it does. One doctor tells me that she does not have craniosyntosis (by the way he was not a neurologist). Then I find out Caitlyn has "Cradle Cap". Well I knew she did just finally got a dr to perscribe something for it. Turns out the lotion we have to use burns her scalp. She also suffers from acid reflux. Caty cant seem to win! :banghead I took the kids to go get their christmas pictures today. Oh my lord. I have only been a mother of 2 for 3 months! HOW DO YOU GUYS DO IT! Caitlyn cried alot and Seth wanted to play with everything but the pictures lol I give my hats off to the parents out there who have more than one kid! YOUR AMAZING! just wanted to get some stuff out!:crazy please dont think im crazy :icon_mrgr hope all is well tomorrow is catilyn's appointment with the neurologist. I will post something to let everyone know how it went. Good night : ) !!!
(Sorry if my spelling is off)
12-05-2006, 09:32 PM
Vent away! We're here to help! I'm sorry she is crying so much- it's so hard when you feel they are in pain/discomfort and you can not do anything about it.
CRANIO--So who said she didn't have cranio? If it's suspected at all, you want to see a neurosurgeon to confirm it- they deal with the skull stuff. Our NS also said it shouldn't be causing her discomfort-- I trust our NS COMPLETELY- I put my childs life in her hands twice and if I ever had to have a NS used in our family again, I would use her and no-one else-- That being said, I think she was wrong on the discomfort thing- there had to be some there- as she was so much calmer after surgery.
CRADLE CAP- If the lotion is burning her scalp- is the cradle cap so bad that you have to use it? Have you tried the 'home remedies'? (My friend would rub oil on her daughters head and then 'comb' her scalp---she had to do it everyother day for a few weeks, but it did seem to help!)
PICTURES for more than one kid--- just plan on pure caios (sp?) If you expect anything less, your gonna be stressed :giggle Especially at Christmas time!!!! That, and if you find a patient photographer that works well with your kids- request them everytime....I didn't w/ my first- I felt bad (??Not sure why)- but now request the same person everytime!!!
:hugg's to you....it will all work out.......
12-06-2006, 07:53 AM
If you are breastfeeding, take flaxseed oil... It will not only make your hair and skin glow, but it will also help to get rid of the cradle cap.
Our Dr. told us that if only one suture is involved, there usually isn't any pressure that can cause headaches. The 3D CT scan will show you if she is having any pressure...
12-06-2006, 09:08 AM
we went through the same thing. both my boys cried for the first three months of their life 18-21hrs a day. they still cry alot!!!!
my oldest had reflux and the dr put him on alimentum and previcid it really helped.
im with you, how do parents with multiple children handle it?
everyone says it does get easier, it does to some degree.
my oldest cries much less now that he's 3 1/2, lucas still recovering from surgery so he's still crying alot.
good luck your in my thoughts and prayers.
12-06-2006, 11:03 AM
i AM STILL NEW IN THE CRANIO WORLD, BUT AS FOR THE MOM THINGS-GENTLY RUB A LITTLE BABY OIL ON HER HEAD AND COMB. IT WILL BE FINE VERY SOON, WILL COME BACK AGAIN, DO THE SAME-DEFINITELY DO NOT STRESS ON THIS. UNTIL THE DR CAN GIVE YOU THE PRESCRIPTION LIKE PREVACID, TRY OVER THE COUNTER MYLICON BEFORE SHE EATS OR GERGER GAS DROPS. SHOULD HELP SOME. MY DAUGHTER HAD IT FOR A YEAR BUT IT ONLY HURT FOR THE FIRST 4 MONTHS, THE REST OF THE TIME SHE JUST SPIT UP SOME, HAD TO WEAR A BIB ALOT....
HANG IN THERE!!!
12-07-2006, 12:56 PM
Yep. Oilve oil for the cradle cap. If that doesn't work there is also some oil you can get from the doctor that is called durmasmooth. My daugher has cradle cap and is 7 years old. We are trying to get it under control. You might just want to ask.
Miriam went through the crying too. I think doctors are crazy for saying cranio doesn't effect them. Miriam has been so much happier since her surgery. I use to just give her a little tynelol.
I wish you the best. I know sometimes it is really hard. We are here for you.
12-07-2006, 11:33 PM
Could she be crying because of the reflux? Two of my friends had baby girls last year. Both ended up with the worst reflux. They cried all the time and it was because their digestive trac was so messed up. Gabe had cradle cap for over a year. Baby oil, olive oil any thing but motor oil seems to do the trick. I always made it worse by picking at it with a comb. Eventualy I left it alone and it went away. And last, you're not crazy, your mommy senses are just working over time. I haven't been here for long but I can tell you this, the families on this site have your back. You're amongst friends.:hugg
12-08-2006, 10:35 AM
I'm glad to hear that the neurologist feels she doesn't have cranio! And of course we would still love to have you here :hugg
I've also heard that oils work well for cradle cap (olive or baby) and then combing the scalp gently.
I can relate to the worry and frustration the constand upset causes. Dillon used to stay awake for 10-12 hours at a time as a newborn, crying almost the whole time. I used to get so scared, tired, frustrated, and worried about it.
12-09-2006, 02:22 PM
I just ignore cradle cap, as it doesn't seem to bother my daughter. I would find myself picking at it while nursing her...I would NOT recommend doing that!! having two does get easier. My younge rdaughter just turned a year old yesterday and I cannot believe it's been a year. It's so hard at first and I thought I'd never get to the point where they'd both nap at once. I still have those moments where I hope a lightning bolt will strike me and just take me out fast, but you really do adjust. I simply cannot imagine having more than two, on that note! Good luck to you. It does get easier...
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