Sunday, October 11, 2009
10/11/09 (2nd attempt, first one did not save)
Abe gained 1 pound in 2 weeks. He is 14 pounds 12 oz now. He reached a point where he wanted to eat without use of the appetite stimulate so I discontinued it. Also he was not really using the feeding tube. Wednesday night when it came out I left it out. He is wanting to eat 7 or more times daily. Plan to call his on Tuesday to confirm decision. She is a great doctor. She verbalized that the parents know what is best for their child(ren). He has CT scan this week and sees neurosurgeon. Please pray that the CT scan shows improvement that will amaze the neurosurgeon and the resident or fellow that is working with him. (If this is God's will). We think he had a virus that caused him to have decreased appetite, ect. We are trying to normalize our life by going to a MOPS (mother's of preschoolers group), Tuesday morning Bible study, monthly lactation lunches, Saturday night church, Sunday school class, WII fit plus (did Yoga the other day and I am still sore) and playing games with friends. Abe is smiling more and more aware of his surroundings. His GERD is causing him problems. Dad fed him, laid him in his bed, then dad fell asleep. Not even 5 mins laters Abe desated (low oxygen), was coughing then crying so I restarted him back on his prevacid. We tried Zantac however it taste bad. Please also pray for breast milk production. I am still pumping, 8 1/2 months now, and my supply has gone way down. I am using some of the frozen, more room for food in deep freezer. I want to keep him on breast milk to protect him during cold/flu season. I read that Yoga can increase milk supply by increasing circulation to the milk ducts. The day after I did Yoga my supply did increase. However I don't think Yoga is the only reason for that. I am also learning to make the transition from professional, working women to stay at home wife and mom. I have learned some useful steps now I just need to put them into action. Before grad school I worked 6 jobs to pay off debt. My condo was a mess but I was able to move to WA, get a masters degree in nursing, make new friends and get my MRS. degree too. I should get back to dinner, already messed up the spaghetti noddles once tonight.
Posted by Karen Goddard