Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Hello hello - I am new to blogging, but wanted to start now as a diary of sorts for myself and for my little girl, Chloe, who is now 3 months old. I recently read about Maddie's story, and it hit way to close to home, and I have to say, made me quite emotional. While Chloe was not born prematurely, she had a lot of health issues and complications at birth.
Finally, the next evening, Chloe was brought to my room so she could nurse, but after a few minutes she began hiccuping and turned blue. Back to the NICU she went. During this whole time, she was on antibiotics for her blood infection, which kept her pretty zonked out. She looked awful, but she was my precious baby and I knew she would be ok. On the 3rd day, she seemed better, and was able to room with me. The doctors came in and gave me a lecture on what to look for in a baby that has trouble breathing: flared nostrils, sunken chest, bluish tinge...and said we could go home the next day. I was excited to go home and get Chloe in a calmer environment.
I didn't leave her side for 2 weeks lol. When I finally did, I told my bf that if he wasn't sure about ANYTHING (regarding her health) call 911. I know infant & toddler CPR, but he hadn't taken a class yet so was a little nervous. Needless to say, everything went well, and she thrived!
Her weight is still in the lowest percentile (she has gained 3 lbs in 3 months) but she is getting loooooong! Can you believe she still fits into her newborn clothes (even some preemie!) at 3 months? I can't wait to get her in some 0-3 mo clothing that we have. I'm tired of the smaller stuff already!
Ok, off to bed for the night. Tomorrow I'll write about our bad experience with clinic doctors and a 3 day stay in the hospital b/c of undiagnosed pneumonia complicated by the flu AND rsv. Amazing.
Love to all, especially Maddie and her family.