If you happened to read this post about Finn's little back-up. You can rest easy-- as are we. I really appreciated some of the comments I got there. Someone mentioned that solids might help, so I started feeding him some food-- although I think most of it came back out and down his chin repeatedly. Still working on that. And I really thought that total-absorption thing made sense to me... (that it's possible his body is just absorbing and using all of his nutrients so there wouldn't be any waste -- made sense to me with nursing) especially since I seriously feel like he doesn't eat much--- he nurses 4 times a day, SOMETIMES five-- like 2 or 3 minutes per side. And he looks like this:
But I still got nervous and called my doctor yesterday and his PA was there (and she is much younger and much more eager and involved and so... maybe more dramatic?-- or just doing her job?) I don't know but she freaked me out. "The colon can only stretch so far before it bursts, you need to give him 4-6 ounces (!!!) of prune juice and if he doesn't go in the next two days, bring him here, or go straight to the ER."
I was kind of anxious and sad if he had a tummy ache but I didn't think we had ourselves a real situation!
Maybe we did--- maybe we didn't- but after the 4th night in a row of waking up with him (which he hadn't done since his seventh week), I fed him last night, and then gave him two ounces of prune juice (which he downed-- shocked me. I thought for sure he'd cringe and wiggle.)
And today-- AHEM--- he pooped.