as some of you may remember my 5 month old has very small weight gain (and for the last month she gained nothing
) she is as I said 5 mo. and weighs 12lbs 2 oz
she weighed 6 lbs at birth and we have struggled since she was 2 weeks old (when I stopped breast feeding her) with formulas.....first we tried soy based, she got constipation that in return caused vomiting (its gotta come out somewhere I guess)
well then the doc put her on alimentum...to no avail, she spit up even more and again it was due to constipation.
well I finally found a formula that worked for her enfamil lipil low iron
the low iron got rid of the constipation which got rid vomiting....so after 2 days of testing it out I went to ask her ped if she could use it, and the ped said she was EXTREMELY worried about her lack of weight gain (and so was I) so she ordered an upper gi...and there was nothing not even reflux! then the doc admitted her to the hospital and did blood work, urine tests....and again all negative...but they wouldn’t let us leave the hospital even then....so then they started asking questions...how old are you, what are your living conditions like, do you have help in your home with the baby, how old is the father, how much does she eat a day.... I know what they were implying....I was furious then all these sick kids were bing put on the floor...most were in oxygen tents...here I was with a baby with absolutely nothing wrong with her but being held in that germ paradise for her to end up with something 4 x worse than what she was there for which by the way was called "failure to thrive."
the doc came in and said she wanted us there 3 more days to monitor what I fed the baby! the hospital stay switched from being about my baby to being about me!
my mother threw a fit! she called the doc and asked why I couldn’t take the baby home to be in a clean environment and have me come into the clinic as often as needed to be weighted, yet that was not good enough....my mom then told her I was to be released today or the baby was to be transferred to a better hospital and the doc told her " well I don’t really have grounds to transfer her" and my mom said to me later...if she don’t have grounds to transfer then she does not have grounds to hold us there.
well we were released today after staying 2 nights 3 days.
oh but not without a hell of a fight and mess...they had a social worker in my room who I couldn’t even talk to because I was an emotional wreak.
they are making me have my baby weighted weekly, and they are sending a woman from a program that comes to my home weekly to "give parenting advice and support." YEAH RIGHT more like to watch you and make you feel like you cant even raise your own child. but luckily I know the lady coming...she was my high school cheerleading advisor...LOL what a small world...she is a great person and she will never believe this craziness!
I am taking her to have her weighed where I went for my prenatal clinics, the nurses there love me and know I am not what the doctor thinks I am.
when I told them she called the hospital and told them that they had it all wrong! then she had me refereed to a much better hospital in a bigger city with a specialist there who hopefully can help me and my baby girl.
I do have to follow up this Monday with the "other" doctor but then I can be done with that crazy bit.....well I will hold my tongue since I did get good news when I got home...
in the hospital I was a mess crying and I told my fiancé that it was no wonder parents lose all faith in God when they have to go through the hell of childhood illness and chronic health problems. but when I got home I was in my daughter’s room and the phone had been ringing and when I answered it they asked if I was who they were trying to call and when she said my name I said yes that was me and she said that I had won a
4 DAY 3 NIGHT CRUISE TO THE BAHAMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
turns out I had filled out for the drawing in my fav Chinese restuant and I won! I had only filled out one slip and those boxes were in a lot of restaurant but I won!!!
so my fiancé and I decided the night before we took the trip to (finally, LOL) get married and make that our honeymoon! we are doing this in September!
the lady on the phone said that she had been calling all month and that they only try 5 times before moving on and that this was the fifth call! I almost missed it!
God sure has a funny way of keeping my faith, this won me over for life! LOL
whoever's signature says "if god will bring you too it he will bring you through it" was absolutely right and boy he brought me through this and had a big fat surprize on the other end! thank you God
and thank all you or letting me vent, and celebrate too