You are your child’s voice and biggest fan! I want to be that voice to moms to always go with your gut and never turn your back on that special intuition. If something doesn’t feel right, you go for a second opinion. That ‘second opinion’ saved my daughter and son’s health and my story can possibly do the same for yours!
Two weeks after I had my son on April 23rd, he had to be immediately rushed into surgery. But I only knew because I observed my kids to the core. I noticed that I wasn’t changing my son’s diapers as frequently. As a new mother and also having a toddler, you might not pay attention to changing diapers or “the little things”. My son was spitting up frequently, so my husband and I figured it was the milk that was bothering his stomach. Deep down I knew something wasn’t right, my next step was to take him to the ER. The ER didn’t find anything. As a mother, my motherly instinct kicked in; I still wasn’t satisfied with the ER results, so I went for a second opinion with my daughter’s and son’s pediatrician. However, the pediatrician wanted me to feed him after I told him what was wrong with him. We fed him and my son spit up. The doctor told me to feed him again. So I did and that’s when my son projected all this vomit! It was projectile vomiting which was diagnosed with “pyloric stenosis”. Pyloric stenosis is a condition that can affect the gastrointestinal tract in babies. It can make a baby vomit forcefully and often, and can lead to other problems, such as dehydration. Food and other stomach contents pass through the pylorus, the lower part of the stomach, to enter the small intestine. Pyloric stenosis is a narrowing of the pylorus. In addition to me just having my son, this news was devastating to my husband and I. We were sent down to Westchester Medical Center in NY children’s doctor Maria Fareri. Our son had immediate attention and went for surgery. Westchester Medical Center treated us so well and is such an awesome hospital! Our son healed so well from the surgery and is doing awesome.