It's been a rough two weeks around here. I've mentioned this a couple of times here, but Henry has had problems with painful gas sine he was a couple of days old. We used gas drops to try to elevate his pain, but they only worked for a little while. Things continued to get worse for Henry, and therefore for us, as time went on. Basically, anytime Henry needed to fart/poop he would spend up to a couple of hours screaming in pain, grunting, pushing and turning red. The poor little guy was really uncomfortable. And unfortunately for all of us Henry was still pooping between 4-7 times a day. So we assumed it was just gas and tried to deal with the screaming. We learned some soothing techniques that made it easier for Henry.
Last Thursday, Henry was struggling with his same issues, but finally pooped! I went to change his diaper, and there was blood in his poop. This was obviously alarming to me and Morgan. So we called the doctor, and got an appointment. At the doctor, Henry was having a difficult time trying to poop, and the doctor got to see how much work it was for him to poop. After an exam she diagnosed Henry with internal constipation which caused a blood vessel to burst. Basically, he has to work really hard to move the poop, but by the time it makes it's way all the way out it looked normal so we didn't suspect constipation.
After a few days, Henry has shown great improvement! He has pooped a couple of times without any straining and without needing any soothing. Hopefully things will continue to get better. As soon as things are under control, I can start slowly introducing foods again and hopefully he will tolerate them.