The apprentice midwife mentioned he might need a ten day course of IV antibiotics?!
I am scared mamas, any input and/or prayers wanted please.
You're in my thoughts, RainGardenMama. I hope you can get the answers you need from your midwife or pediatrician. I'm sorry that I don't have any input for you - I hope some other wise mamas can share relevant experiences and help to relieve your worries!!
Sending hugs and healing thoughts your way mama, I think being seen by a pedi is a good idea. We had a bit of an infection with one of my older daughters when she was born (green, foul smelling discharge) but we just got really diligent about cleaning it with which hazel at every diaper change, not letting the diaper touch it, gave it plenty of air, and it dried out in a few days. Hugs.
Good luck and prayers your way! I don't have experience with umbilical stump infections, but LOTS of experience with IV antibiotics, and I'd be really surprised if he did end up needing that right away. There are lots of oral antibiotics that are strong enough for most infections. Here's hoping it can be resolved quickly and easily!
Goldenseal powder is amazing!! You only need a tiny bit and it stains everything but We notice a huge difference so quickly. Prayers for healing!!
Prayers for you, RainGardenMama! Sorry you are struggling. I hope you find answers soon.
I wish I knew an answer! Sending prayers your way, mama!
Sending prayers to you and baby Grayson! I hope it clears up soon!
All my best wishes and healing thoughts to Baby Grayson. I'm sure the doctor (pediatrician sounds like it might be a good choice) will know what to do.
Great to hear RainGarden!!!!!!