Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Now that the turning has stopped the pain is finally being controlled with regular Tylenol and Ibuprofin.  The vomiting has also started to subside but a new problem is cropping up.  I am a pooping/tooting machine!  I keep waking up in the middle of the night with belly aches and until I pass the gas I am in agony.  (Once I do then anyone within a mile of me is in agony - hee hee)  Because I have been a tube fed baby all my life and never took any real volume by mouth my parents have been fortunate that I have never really had gas before.  Recently when I would need to burp I was panicked thinking I needed to throw up but once I relaxed and burped I would feel much better.  Now I am fighting passing gas because it is unfamiliar to me and by holding it in I am in a lot of pain.  This has led to some very funny conversations with my Mommy.  They go kind of like this:

"P, it's okay to go toot out of your bum, it will make your belly feel better."  With my hearing loss I don't always distinguish similar words so I then point to my tooth thinking Mommy is crazy.  So then Mommy tries again, "No, not your tooth.  When your belly hurts sometimes you make stinkies.  That's good - if you make stinkies then your belly will feel better".  I continue to look at Mommy like she is crazy and she is trying not to laugh hysterically that this is the level of conversation between us.

Peyton Nicole Smith


  1. You look great Peyton! I bet you're glad to be done with the screw turning! I hope you get to ditch the gear soon. :)

  2. She looks so adorable in that third image and hoc sweet is that polkadot stuffie.