We have been on neo.cate for about a week straight now (maybe longer, I can't keep track) and I think it's helping her. She's less fussy, the red ring on her bottom is going away, the eczema on her face is getting better, and she is sleeping better. Score one for me doing research.
I've learned that reflux can be a symptom of mspi so I am hoping that once her system is healed with the neo.cate her reflux will go away. Her other symptoms of mspi are: chronic congestion, reflux, eczema, comfort eating (eating more than normal), and chronic irritability (colicky behavior). Other symptoms that she doesn't have are- blood in her stools, weight loss, refusing to eat and asthma.
Steve and I were pretty much in denial about Emily having a mspi but now that I've read so much about it, I realize that it is very common. Many pediatricians don't know a lot about it, so it goes undiagnosed or babies are diagnosed with "colic" and sent on their way. Thankfully, our new pediatrician listened to our concerns and discussed trying neo.cate to help Emily.
As far as the torticollis (twisted neck) and plageocephaly (flat head), Emily had her first at home PT appointment this week and she did awesome! Thanks to one of our neighbors, we learned that the state of PA offers at home therapy services for free to babies who qualify. Since Emily was diagnosed with torticollis that was all we needed to get at home PT weekly- for free!! The therapist was so impressed with how strong she is- way to go baby girl! She also doesn't think she will need a helmet for her plageocephaly since we caught it so early (score 2 for research) but we will keep an eye on it and discuss it again in a month.
Of course, I can't write a post all about Miss Emily without a few pictures!