Just when you think life is pretty good and things are cruising along nicely Iyla has another reaction and we are back to square one.
Sunday morning we started feeding her pear and Sunday night she had a pretty bad reaction with lots of vomiting and not much sleep. I don't think it was the pear though, it was too late after feeding her for her to have had such a bad reaction. I'm guessing she must have picked up something off the floor. I really hate not knowing what it was, especially seeing how badly she reacted to it. As far as i know none of her worst foods were eaten by anyone that day so obviously she has another one.
Since Sunday night we have barely managed to get Iyla to drink any formula or eat any food. Yesterday got a bit stressful when she went more then 15hrs without anything at all!! We ended up having to get very forceful and hold her down to force fluids into her. It was pretty horrible but we really wanted to avoid a trip to the hospital, having a drip put in would be worse. Over a few hours we managed to get her to drink 160ml of formula. Then last night when i woke her for a dream feed she drank 240ml. I was so happy to get her finally drinking something again.
We still had another horrible night of screaming though so over the past 3 nights i have probably only gotten 6-7hrs sleep all up. I was sick with a horrible cold just before Iyla's reaction and the coughing and sore throat kept me awake for a few nights too. I really don't know how i coped with only a few hours of sleep a night for 8 months when Abbey was a baby. I am so exhausted now just from a week of it! I'm really hoping for a decent sleep tonight. Iyla is drinking properly again so that is a good sign that she is starting to feel better.
We will start trialing pear again when Iyla has a few days of being completely back to her happy self.