26 August 2010


I love the word snafu.

Because I think it describes my life absolutely perfectly. =)

It means 'situation normal, all f#%@ed up'.
That essentially your normal situation is all fowled up.

I think that's the norm lately.

Friday Liam was running low on formula. I knew we had enough to get us through into Monday but I didn't want to risk not getting it ordered on time.

I called and placed the order and they usually get it out the next day. Because this was Friday I knew it would be delivered on Monday.

But, Monday came and went with no formula delivery. They had called me earlier to tell me that they didn't have any of Liam's formula in and that they would have it on Tues. They wanted to supplement that Monday and Tuesday with his old formula until the current one came in. I instantly started cringing because Liam has had a great thing going with the Nestle Compleat. He has not vomited in months, has had no signs of reflux and he has been stooling great! I know how if you just up and change food it can make you sick.

And it did.

By Monday night after his 2nd feeding of Boost, he was vomiting. He did tolerate his night time feed, but he was refluxing that morning and he vomited several times throughout the day.

By 4:30 I was in a state. He needed to be back on Compleat and fast. I called the company and they said it was out for delivery and it should be here by 6. We got it at 5:30. So, in all, Liam had 1 1/2 days on Boost. Just enough to completely mess him up.

It is now Thursday and we are just now starting to get his stomach back under control. He didn't even stool yesterday. And he was refluxing again this morning.

I called back to our medical supply company today and told them everything that had happened. Vanishing vomit was a battle that I thought would never be won and it brought tears to my eyes to see him doing it again. The associate was very helpful and said that they could drop ship Liam's formula on the 1st and 15th of every month so we don't ever have to go though this again.


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