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Monday B*fest 2/6


Re: Monday B*fest 2/6

  • @FreshBakedBrownies what were little dudes numbers today?
    Sorry I missed this from over a week ago!
    On day 3 his bilirubin was 14.4. Then the next day it went up to 17.1 and he was started on the bili blanket that day. Then day 5 it was 17.5 and he continued on phototherapy. On day 7 after being off his bili blanket for 6hrs it was down to 15.6. He was gaining weight too so he was able to discontinue his bili blanket that day.
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  • srscott3srscott3
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    edited February 2017
    Sorry for doing a BF when I haven't been the best participating bumpy lately :( ...

    Baby girl was born Saturday and we were scheduled to go home Monday, but we were kept an extra day in the hospital because Hannah had elevated bilirubin levels. (They went from 8.6, to 11, to 14, to 16) So they did a 24 hour phototherapy session and when her levels went down (back to 14), we were released. That was Tuesday. Yesterday we went to the pediatrician who ran her levels again, and they were at 20. So we were readmitted last night and have been doing phototherapy ever since. Not sure when they'll let us go home now since her levels are barely moving. As for me, I saw my OB today and it turns out I have an infection where my perineal stitches are. Which sucks. Also, my blood pressure was 175/98 and my legs and feet are so so 10x their normal size. And since I was induced due to pre-eclampsia, she put me on bedrest, both here in the hospital and when we get home.

    This is exhausting. 

  • @srscott3 holy shit you have all of my sorries. 

    Bitch away all you need too thats all the fucking pits. 
    ^^ seriously @srscott3  you definitely get to BF!! Sending you good vibes that LO's levels go down quickly, and your recovery gets a bit easier. 

  • I'm so sorry @srscott3. Like everyone has said, that just sucks. I hope things get better. 

  • So sorry you're going through that @srscott3! I hope you both feel better soon
    First BFP: 12/16/13
    EDD: 08/23/14
    Baby BOY born: 08/29/14
  • @srscott3 Holy smokes you deserve some cookies and a hug! That is a LOT. Plus infected stitches... OWW. Praying things improve for you guys soon! 
    Rainbow baby Dean is due 2/17/17!
  • @srscott3, oh wow,  complain away,  that is just miserable circumstances! 
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    Mia - 6/16/11
    Surprise! due 2/23/17

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  • @srscott3 so sorry to hear Hannah had to be readmitted! My DS1 had to be hospitalized for jaundice his first week and it was so scary and stressful.
    My new baby though also had/has jaundice but got to use a bili blanket phototherapy thing as home. (His levels got as high as 17.5). Maybe your doctor would get a home health service to deliver you one of those too so ay least you could all go home?
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  • @srscott3 - I feel awful for you. That bp makes me nervous though so I'm glad your OB caught it right away! Hopefully they can give you some meds to bring it down. 

  • @srscott3 sending hugs your way & hoping that your little ones levels come down soon & you can get home & settled again! Xxx
  • foxrosyfoxrosy
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    edited February 2017
    @srscott3 I'm so sorry about what you are going through! Fingers crossed things improve soon.
  • @srscott3 +infinity to what others have said. Sending you and Hannah hugs again good vibes. Hoping you both get to go home healthy and happy soon.
  • @srscott3 how are your numbers?
  • @srscott3 that is great news! I hope you and Hannah enjoy some bedrest snuggles at HOME!
  • srscott3srscott3
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    edited February 2017
    @PerraSucia We got down to a 10! and we're home now.
    butttt, now she won't poop. She hasn't had a bowel movement since yesterday at 3pm. Did Felix ever have this after phototherapy?

    Edit: just realized you asked how my numbers are, not Hannah's. Just checked and my BP is 148/96 :/

  • @srscott3 I don't know if it's related to being done with his phototherapy or not, but my 16 day old has now been pooping only every other day. He isn't straining or acting uncomfortable, so I wasn't worried. I've been more successful with BFing and using less formula, so I thought maybe that was the difference?
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  • @srscott3 Austin quit pooping for 4 days after the meconium passed, and he only peed 3 times in that time frame as well. I asked our pediatrician because I was freaking out and he said it was normal, but since we were battling the high bilirubin numbers he told me to make sure Austin was eating no further apart than every 2 hours. Not sure how far your feedings are, but less than 12 hours of him eating every 2 hours he started peeing more often and shortly after that he started pooping again. :) 
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  • @srscott3 We're they turning her like a little rotisserie chicken under the lights? When Caroline was under them she was in her belly half the time with her legs tucked up and that position kept her from pooping. Once she returned to sleeping on her back things got moving again. Just a potential explanation
  • @srscott3 Felix is a poop factory but remy didn't poop for 7 days once and his pedi said he was probably just processing it more because he was growing and that's normal for BF babies. 

    Also poop to your nunbers :(
  • @FreshBakedBrownies that's what we thought too. I've been BFing almost exclusively, very little need to supplement with formula. Hopefully that's all it is. But our LO is straining and acting uncomfortable :/

    @kswiger06 we're doing every 3 hours right now, but I may try to bring it down to 2 and see what happens. Hopefully she stays awake during feeds that are 2 hours apart. We can barely keep her awake for the ones 3 hours apart :/ she would sleep 5 hours straight if we would let her. 
    (Don't worry though, she's not lethargic or unresponsive. She has lots of open-eye awake time. The girl just likes to make her own sleep schedule)

    @lemieuxk our pedi asked the same thing. But no, she was on her back the whole time :/ she had the big light above her and the bilibed mat under her back

    @PerraSucia I'm hoping this delay in pooping is just because we're doing more BFing now.  

  • @poetryandoceans our worry is that Hannah was pooping 10 times a day. And now, nothing. :/

  • @srscott3 absolutely, any kind of sudden change like that is really distressing! I'm sorry if you felt like I was directing that comment at you or suggesting you should not worry about it; I was reading some of the responses to you and wishing my kiddo fell somewhere on that side of the range of normal. I hope Hannah has a poop soon and that she then falls into a pattern that is predictable and reassuring, and perhaps somewhat less than the 10+ a day :)

  • @srscott3 Austin was eating every 3 hours too, so when the Dr told me to increase it to every 2 hours I was very skeptical to how I would manage it. The Dr said that even if he eats smaller amounts during every 2 hours, it would still keep his body running having to constantly process it. If you try increasing the feedings, I hope she takes to it and it gets her body moving again.  <3
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  • @poetryandoceans oh don't worry girl, it takes a lot more than that to offend me ;) I definitely
    understand how crazy the 10+ times a day was. Hoping she can give me a solid 5-6 times a day and I'll be content. 

    @kswiger06 we are officially every two hours now. Hoping this works!

  • @srscott3 has your DD started going poo again for you yet?
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  • My BF for the day: My dad just got cleared of his prostate cancer last month. Now my mom found out last night she has breast cancer. Ugh. When is my family going to catch a damn break?!
  • @SawyerRichardson WTF!! I'm so sorry about your mom. :( any idea on the severity? Sending good vibes your way!!
    First BFP: 12/16/13
    EDD: 08/23/14
    Baby BOY born: 08/29/14
  • I'm so sorry to hear this @SawyerRichardson ; :'(
  • @SawyerRichardson my heart goes out to you. i am so sorry
    Me: 36, H: 37
    FTM, 2 Furbabies
    married 03/17/07
    lived in Houston, Austin, Los Angeles and NYC
    due: 2/15/17
  • So sorry @SawyerRichardson. Prayers for a good diagnosis  <3
  • @SawyerRichardson I am so sorry. I hope your mom has the same luck your dad has. You and your family are in my thoughts.
  • I'm so sorry @SawyerRichardson sending healing prayers to your family.

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