Sunday, December 15, 2013

Long time no see!

First off, I want to apologize from my absence. I have been VERY busy with personal matters though. Secondly, I want to apologize for not explaining earlier but it's been very tough to deal with. My little one, Declan, who was born in August, has not been doing well. It's been a very tough four months in more way than one.
Without taking all day to tell you about us, I want to explain a little of the health issues my son has been facing. When he was born he had some mouth issues and wasn't able to feed well. I decided to exclusively pump and get him on a bottle so he could eat. He couldn't take the bottles we had gotten him. We kept buying different bottles and he couldn't take any. I tried nipple shields, they didn't work. I finally ended up hand expressing into his mouth or using a dropper to dropper pumped milk into his mouth. I saw multiple doctors and none of them listened to me. They kept telling me he is fine and we'll get the hang of it. I spent a lot of time and money seeing lactation consultants. Finally I changed his pediatrician and his new doctor diagnosed him as failure to thrive. He saw a specialist but unfortunately while waiting for a small surgery he needed on his mouth (he has multiple issues with his mouth but this is the only one they could correct), he lost a drastic amount of weight in a short amount of time. He was hospitalized and a feeding tube was placed. Right now he has an NG tube and is waiting for surgery to get a Gtube placed. He stayed in the hospital for a week and since then we have had issues with his breathing caused by the tube, to the point where sometimes he turns blue. We have been in and out of the hospital, the ER, back and forth to specialists, etc. It has taken a mental, emotional, and financial toll.
I will be trying to work on the blog more. I really want to get these newborn diaper reviews done. My son is 4 months old and just barely hit 12lbs (he was 8lbs 6oz at birth) so he is still in newborn diapers primarily and just starting to make his way into onesize diapers. So I have a lot of experience with newborn fluff and am really excited to review all the kinds we have tried! But the thing is, I can't promise anything. As much as I would love to blog every day, really  I would, I have a lot to deal with here, three children, the youngest with special medical needs, a dog, a job, and a home to  take care of plus the holidays. So I will say that I will be around. I apologize if it's more sporadic than I would like it to be but know that I have lots coming!
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Last but not least, I'll leave you with an adorable picture of my Declan while he was in the hospital right before his surgery.

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