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post #141 of 156
Just discovered this thread; I've been hooked on the Duggars for awhile and glad to see its not just me!

I'm especially interested since Josie's been born. I'm a NICU nurse and it's especially hard to watch knowing what I know.

But I have to say, I was so sad when I heard that was only the FIRST time she's held her. I don't know really what the situation is with Josie, but where I work we get babies out to kangaroo care ASAP, even on vents with central lines. Too bad she wasn't my patient; she'd be holding her a month ago

Looking forward to next week!
post #142 of 156
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Originally Posted by heymama1+1 View Post
But I have to say, I was so sad when I heard that was only the FIRST time she's held her. I don't know really what the situation is with Josie, but where I work we get babies out to kangaroo care ASAP, even on vents with central lines. Too bad she wasn't my patient; she'd be holding her a month ago
I was wondering why they couldn't hold her at all, but just assumed it was something to do with micropreemies.
post #143 of 156
Some units have arbitrary rules, "Can't hold if they're under this weight or age", "Can't hold if they're on a ventilator", "Can't hold if they have lines", etc.

Our unit is more liberal; it's case by case, day by day, shift by shift. The only piece of equipment they can't be hooked up to is ECMO, a heart lung bypass with huge catheters in their neck vessels because of the risk of the catheters coming out (these kids are THE sickest of the sick and probably wouldn't tolerate it anyway).

I also make sure it's done the right way; the most stressful part is the moving in and out so if you're going to kangaroo care you'll be sitting for at least an hour or as long as the baby tolerates (so pee first!).

And you're acting like an "external uterus", providing warmth and coziness and your smell and your breathing and your heart beat and your gentle voice... but not moving around, flipping the baby to and fro, tickling and stroking, being loud, etc. You want the baby to fall into a deep restorative sleep like they had in utero. Just tuck 'em in and let them be.

When done right holding a preemie is GOOD for them... that's why it ticks me off that she wasn't allowed to hold. OK, off my soapbox now
post #144 of 156
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I was wondering why they couldn't hold her at all, but just assumed it was something to do with micropreemies.
They explained in one of the episodes that when she was touched her sats would drop so they where touching her as little as possible. Even the nurses only moved her to changer her diaper. Then she had the perforation and that set her back again.
post #145 of 156
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The commercial for next weeks show causes me to tear up every time I see it. You can see the contentment and bliss on Michelle's face when she is sitting there holding Josie for the first time. I actually could almost read her mind "thank you God"
I thought almost exactly the same thing. My heart just hurt for her. I can not imagine not being allowed to hold your sick and hurting child. You could just see her relax once they got Josie settled in.


I love John David. He just seems like a really great guy. He's so confident without arrogance and seems happy in a kind of quiet way.
post #146 of 156
John David reminds me a lot of my little brother.
post #147 of 156
Mackenzie is so big!!!

And the older brother right before...um...Joyanna (?) looks just like John David. He seems to have that same quiet self-assured personality, as well.
post #148 of 156
Just in case anyone has seen the latest episode and was wondering how to make Chicken Etti, this is what I've figured out from the watching the show in slow-mo and some internet research (their actual recipe isn't out there that I can tell)...

Chicken Etti:

1 pkg spaghetti noodles (16 oz?)
3 c. cooked chicken
1/4 c. green pepper
1 c. chicken broth
1 lb cheese
1 can diced tomatoes (Ro-Tel?)
1 can cream chicken soup

Boil spaghetti noodles
Melt together tomatoes, soup and cheese
Pour over noodles

From what I've seen from other (different) Chicken Etti recipes, you put it in a greased casserole and bake at 350* from 30-60 minutes (depending on the recipe).

Sounds sinfully delicious... I must be PMSing
post #149 of 156
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Originally Posted by heymama1+1 View Post
Just in case anyone has seen the latest episode and was wondering how to make Chicken Etti, this is what I've figured out from the watching the show in slow-mo and some internet research (their actual recipe isn't out there that I can tell)...

Chicken Etti:

1 pkg spaghetti noodles (16 oz?)
3 c. cooked chicken
1/4 c. green pepper
1 c. chicken broth
1 lb cheese
1 can diced tomatoes (Ro-Tel?)
1 can cream chicken soup

Boil spaghetti noodles
Melt together tomatoes, soup and cheese
Pour over noodles

From what I've seen from other (different) Chicken Etti recipes, you put it in a greased casserole and bake at 350* from 30-60 minutes (depending on the recipe).

Sounds sinfully delicious... I must be PMSing
Anytime you combine Ro-tel and Cheese.... it's usually pretty darn tasty.
post #150 of 156
I have not gotten to see the "Special Duggar Delivery" Episode with Josie's birth, but I saw that it's coming on next Tuesday, at a weird time, like maybe after the regular episode, so if anyone else missed it, set the DVR!
post #151 of 156
I know the older kids use SOS for school, but anyone know what the little ones were watching/doing on last week's episode? It looks like it'd be just up my preschooler's alley. We really limit TV time, but she learns so much so easily that way. I mean, one episode of Ni-Hao Kai Lan and she can count to 3 in Chinese!
Anyone know?
post #152 of 156
I freaking love this show! :0) I'll admit, I used to be a Duggar critic but this show has really changed my opinion. I am so glad that baby Josie is getting bigger and stronger--I hope she continues improving. I cry every time they show her!

And I'm excited to see the Chicken Etti recipe here. I'm going to have to try it!
post #153 of 156
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Originally Posted by heymama1+1 View Post
Just in case anyone has seen the latest episode and was wondering how to make Chicken Etti, this is what I've figured out from the watching the show in slow-mo and some internet research (their actual recipe isn't out there that I can tell)...

Chicken Etti:

1 pkg spaghetti noodles (16 oz?)
3 c. cooked chicken
1/4 c. green pepper
1 c. chicken broth
1 lb cheese
1 can diced tomatoes (Ro-Tel?)
1 can cream chicken soup

Boil spaghetti noodles
Melt together tomatoes, soup and cheese
Pour over noodles

From what I've seen from other (different) Chicken Etti recipes, you put it in a greased casserole and bake at 350* from 30-60 minutes (depending on the recipe).

Sounds sinfully delicious... I must be PMSing
I saw this episode last night. I definitely heard Anna say she used a can of Rotel. I liked how they poked fun at Josh for gaining some weight since they've been married. Anyone else think he looks better after gaining some weight... in that episode I thought he was looking very attractive!

Tonight I'm actually cooking something very similar to the Chicken-etti.... PioneerWoman's Chicken Spaghetti.
post #154 of 156
SophieAnn, I think I am going to make that too. I have most of the ingredients and if we dont eat it, I can feed it to the freezer for another time. Once I make it a few times, I can tweak it to my family's likes.

I saw more canned stuff going into the etti recipe.

I also think Josh looks better with a bit of weight. He looks more like a man, which he is!

Its good to see this young couple pitching in and helping when its needed. Their baby is adorable!
post #155 of 156
Just in case no one knows, there are several episodes up (first one through 7) on TLC, or you can go through Hulu.com to see them as well.
post #156 of 156
Thread Starter 
OK, mamas, I'm going to close this and start the spring thread. And I really want a moment to thank you all soooooooo much for following the "Duggar rules" here on MDC. I'm very happy we were able to continue the thread in a civilized manner and keep it on the boards. Remember, we don't require that everyone agrees but we do ask that everyone be respectful, and you all have done an excellent job on that front. Thank you so much!
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