Thursday, July 23, 2009

Weight checks and thrush - oh my!

Today my sister in law had my older 3 kids - thank you! That was a welcome respite and they had a blast as well. During that time I took the twins to the drs office for weight checks. At our last check (1 week after birth) Macey was 5#6oz and Madelyn was 5#8oz. Today Macey finally gained! She was 5#14oz and Madelyn was 6#1oz. They're doing great at the eating thing!

While there, I noticed Macey's mouth was FULL of white spots so I asked the float nurse doing the weight checks if it looked like thrush to her. Sure did, so she found the PA who came in and verified it was thrush and ordered the Nystatin for us. She's supposed to have it 4 times a day for 10 days. Notice I said "supposed to" - crazy insane medicine schedule!!! But after stopping by my friend Heather's house for a few hours I picked up the prescription and boiled all the bottle nipples and such. I'm trying really hard to be good about it and help her to get over her fussiness and gas with it - poor baby!


Mary Lynn said...

Tena --
Do the best you can with the meds!!
Good thing you saw it at the doctors office. I would have saw it later at home.


KuskoMama said...


Nystatin can be a PITA and doesn't always work. If you have problems, try gentian violet. Should be available OTC at any well stocked grocery/wal mart store, though you may have to ask the pharmacist for it/where it is.

Soak the end of a Q-tip in it, swab baby's spots, and be done with it. Baby will have a purple mouth, and it stains clothes, but it works a lot better in our experience. And it's faster too.

MusicalMom said...

We've been on Nystatin and it hasn't worked. I'm going to do gentian violet on Monday. It's always worked for me. The downside is the mess--it stains. It just works really well, so it's worth it.

Mark and Valerie Brandt said...

Tena, I had nystatin with Gretchen and it worked like a charm! Good luck! But good to know about gentian violet. Gotta love homeopathic meds...