The Real Colic

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This post has stuff about religion. My perspective has changed

I know we’re on kind of a downer streak as far as blogging lately so I’ll try to keep this short and sweet.

Colic is not what you think it is. It is not when a baby cries and screams for five minutes or 10 minutes and then goes on peacefully cooing, however hard that may be. It is not just a day long spell of gas once a week. It is uncontrollable screaming, coughing, wimpering, and whining for weeks on end, month after month. It’s the most awful and most pitiful thing you’ve ever seen. It is not easy to diagnose and it is almost impossible to stop, even temporarily.

Once you realize what colic is you will begin to go through the same scientific process that we have. You will inevitably ask the following questions:
* Does she have diaper rash

After you’ve asked those questions and more, you will begin to take personal action.
* Use more diaper cream

Eventually you will realize that there is nothing you can do except pray that God will have mercy on your family and comfort the poor child. Our only hope right now is that it only lasts, on average, about four months. Three down…one to go.