The post in which I rant about C’s GI care.

A friend of mine posted these words for me today as I prepared for C’s follow-up appointment with the GI doctor:

Just remember there is no more powerful force in the world than a mother fighting for their kid. You might feel defeated or like there are no other options, but you’ve gotten this far. Keep pushing!

Thank you, sweet A. Your words meant so much to me this morning as I sat with my two children in the exam room and listened to the GI Continue Reading…

Back to the Hospital We Go…

It’s been increasingly difficult to get C to cooperate for his tube feedings. Today, I was unable to administer one of his feedings because he cried, screamed and fought us. It’s not like we can hold him down for it, either, because the Pediasure won’t Continue Reading…

C’s Appointment with the Children’s GI Doctor

We were on the road at 7:12am, slightly behind schedule. I was nervous that we were cutting it close to the appointment time considering we might run into traffic, but it is just so darn hard to get out on time with two children. Thankfully, traffic was Continue Reading…

C’s 6-Month Checkup

After napping for an hour and 45 minutes, C was full of smiles and laughter despite his four immunizations!  He is now 15 lbs, 6 oz (15th percentile) and 26.25 inches long (55th percentile).  The doctor said that he’s growing well and eased my Continue Reading…

C’s 2-Week Checkup

C had his first checkup with his pediatrician this afternoon and he did great.  At 8 pounds, 13 ounces, he successfully surpassed his birth weight!  His doctor prescribed Zantac for his acid reflux.  We will be able to start and stop that for him as we wish Continue Reading…

I Love When My Doctor Gives Good News!

Although my appointment was Friday, I had to go in today to be sure I wasn’t leaking fluid.  While it turns out that I’m not (that’s a good thing, as I’m 36 weeks today and he’s not yet full-term), my doctor did an exam and said that I’ll likely be Continue Reading…