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post #101 of 167

Sorry to post yet again but I'm a homeopath and I'd love to help you get through this time with some remedy suggestions (which I can send to you via mail). Everything is going to be okay! 

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DEFINITELY ask your neighbors.....I'm sure someone has extra room in their freezer. You can put all the milk in a tupperware container so it's not floating around with all their groceries! 


Man, I wish I had your neighbors, I live in an apartment complex and I would not associate with any of these people if my life depended on it...We are planning on moving when our lease is up and I cannot wait.

 

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send me your paypal address if you have one! I'd like to send you some money for gas.  

 



Your so sweet, I did not mean to come off as begging though, Im messaging you about the homeopathic stuff though :)

post #104 of 167
I would ask neighbors and family for freezer space, as well. Or, see if you can donate locally. It sucks asking for help, but it doesn't hurt to ask friends and family if they may be able to provide rides or help with gas money, as well. Churches, clubs, etc. are also usually willing to help. Talk to the social worker at the hospital, as well. They may be able to help with transportation.
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They are starting him on rice cereal (Oh joy...) and Zantac tonight, he is still on oxygen.

 

Im going to ask tomorrow when I go if there is anyway they can transfer him to our local hospitals level 2 nursery...that would help so much..even if I HATE our local hospital.

post #106 of 167

any news on moving him closer?
and rice cereal?!? isn't he a bit young for that?

 

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any news on moving him closer?and rice cereal?!? isn't he a bit young for that?

 

 

yeahthat.gif  I'm surprised they wouldn't thicken his milk some other way if it's about cutting down on his reflux?


Edited by Katico - 10/23/11 at 4:02pm
post #108 of 167

If you haven't spoken with a social worker at the hospital yet, definitely try to.  They *can* often help with things like gas and lodging. 

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Is he in Louisville at Kosairs?
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Is he in Louisville at Kosairs?


Yup, thats the one...on W Chesnut.



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yeahthat.gif  I'm surprised they wouldn't thicken his milk some other way if it's about cutting down on his reflux?



Im not a fan of it but at this point I dont want to fight, I just want them to fix him so I can get him home :(



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If you haven't spoken with a social worker at the hospital yet, definitely try to.  They *can* often help with things like gas and lodging. 



Im speaking with one tomorrow actually, Im not 100% comfortable with staying at the Ronald house but if he is going to be there past Wednesday Im going to have to see about it because I wont have gas money.

 

 

 

 

I saw him today and he was good, they had him on the nasal canula on room air, he ate good but no breastfeeding because of the need to thicken....which is depressing, but at this point I just want to do whatever it takes to get him home.

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He wouldnt let go of my fingers :(

 

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He kept giving me a little smirk, little shit is going to be into soooo much trouble.

 

post #113 of 167

he is a cutie!

post #114 of 167

Such a sweet baby!  I hope you get to take him home really soon.

post #115 of 167
He's gorgeous! Could you all move to Louisville since your dh doesn't have job currently in madison and you all don't have family or friends keeping you there either?
post #116 of 167

Oh, he is so cute!

 

What is it about the Ronald house that you are unsure of?

post #117 of 167

He is really cute! 

post #118 of 167
FYI, Zantac won't stop the reflux, it just stops the burning, however, breastmilk is a natural acid neutralizer so it isn't likely that the reflux is burning his throat unless they are giving him other liquids (formula/cereal). So in essence the cereal is counter productive. I would stick with breastmilk and try to keep him upright or at an incline to reduce the spit episodes. My son dealt with SEVERE projectile vomiting for the first 6 months of his life. Felt like everything I fed him came up immediately afterward, but he still did fine. We just nursed around the clock and he gained well. Doctor tried zantac for a week, body's response was to produce more acid to counter act the effects of the zantac. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Breastmilk is the best liquid for babies with reflux: keeps acid in check and doesn't burn babies throat. The physiological aspect will get better with maturity, it will just stop one day. Hope that helps!
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He's gorgeous! Could you all move to Louisville since your dh doesn't have job currently in madison and you all don't have family or friends keeping you there either?


My husband does have a job, right now he is working doubles (12-16hrs) to try and keep us afloat, has not had a day off in a week and a half and has not gotten to see Jasper in that long because of it :(

 

He is off on Thursday though and is going.



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Oh, he is so cute!

 

What is it about the Ronald house that you are unsure of?



Im not good in strange places with strange people, originally we did not consider it because he was only going to be in for a week...if he is not doing better by this Thursday Im going to stay there a few nights to reduce our gas use.

post #120 of 167
Hi, sorry! I misread something earLiEr in the posts!

I used to volunteer at the RM House and it was REALLY nice. Seemed very private and sweet.
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