Friday, March 26, 2010

A Quickie

Just a quick update on Lucy and her new enzymes...

Lucy went to see Dr. Grumpy on Tuesday where he checked out her belly button and gave us a few sample bottles of a new pancreatic enzyme called Zenpep. It hasn't been on the market for very long; it came out to the public at the end of 2009.

These different brands and types of enzymes are so very similar but work differently in different people. It is like comparing Pepsi and Coke. They are both a Cola, but they have slightly different formulas that make them taste different, and everyone has one that they prefer over the other. This is the same for all the enzymes. They are all taken from a pig's pancreas and formulated to replace pancreatic enzymes in a human, but they are made slightly different and work differently with every person.

Lucy has been taking Zenpep for 3 days now. There has been a reduction in her stomach's bloating, but her poop has actually gotten worse. They are looser than before and all together, clear the room, FOUL! These are classic showings of not absorbing and digesting properly. I will only wait 2 more days, and give Zenpep the benefit of the doubt, before switching Lucy back to Pancrecarb, and asking Dr. Grumpy what he thinks the next step should be. (I can't wait until her real doctor, Dr. Perez, gets back from maternity leave! I miss her!)

Lucy's belly button is still protruding a little bit but it has not gotten any worse. I will continue to keep my motherly eye on it but not worry too much about it.


  1. yes please let me know what becomes of this our dietician is considering switching conner to that from creon!

  2. I just want to first say, I love your blog and I can relate to most of what you write! Keep it's nice to know I am not the only one going through all this!!! My daughter is almost 9 months old and we switched to Zenpep a short while ago. In six weeks, she gained 2 lbs! But I will say the poo is very stinky! :) I hope it works out well for you and Lucy!


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