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    nicram8683 posted:
    Finally have a chance to let you ladies know what is happening with me.

    Baby Trevor Michael was born 6/6/12 @ 8:27am 8lbs2oz 18.5in. My water broke at 3:20am and contractions instantly went to 2 min apart. I went to the hospital and got my epidural right away. Birth went very smooth. I did tear and got a few stitches.

    He latched right away and then was taken for a clean up and check up. After he returned to the room he continued to stay asleep and would not eat or go to the bathroom. By the next day around 5 am he still had not eaten once, but had went pee. The pediatrician on staff made the decision to send him up to Tucson to the NICU for a rule out bowl obstruction. His belly was distended and he was not eating, burping a lot and had not pooped.

    He was transferred by helicopter. We arrived shortly after. As of today we still do not have an official diagnosis. The good news is that he is now pooping on his own, his belly is no longer hard, and this morning they doubled his feeding intake. I have been pumping like crazy since he had been on a no feeding order so I could not even attempt to breast feed. So my milk is very slowly coming in. Bad news is that his belly is still swollen, and we dont know why. He had a barium injection yesterday and we are awaiting the results of that so that we can figure out what happens next. He is able to be alert and awake which is good and I love looking at him.

    We are staying at the Ronald McDonald House here in Tucson. This place is amazing for families in situations like ours. There is so much for DD to do here and they provide food. Its amazing to have such wonderful people who volunteer for this.

    We are so ready to take our little man home. He is so perfect in every way and I can not wait for all of this to be over. I continue to try to be strong but it evades me so much and I just break down. Nothing can prepare you for seeing your baby with an IV in his head, and just overall not well. Especially when there is nothing you can do and there is no answers. Please keep us in your thoughts and I will post again when I know something. Thank you all!
    Nicole(28)Mike(30) 7yr old DD
    Diagnosed MFIF June 2011 after 27 months no BC(12 months active trying)
    BFP: 8/2011 M/C @ 6 weeks 9/2011
    BFP: 10/2011 EDD 06/25/2012
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    MtnPrincess responded:
    Congrats and Hugs! I hope he gets a clean bill of health soon. That's weird that he's NPO. Usually the more a baby BF's/eats the more he'll poop, so I'd think they'd be encouraging you to BF him?? Praying it's all over soon!
     
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    nicram8683 responded:
    Thank you. Good news is that all the testing has come back as normal. So the Dr says that he just had slow motility in his bowls and a delayed meconium plug. So now we just wait for it to pass.

    Today was the best day so far. He has been taken off the IV, he is now on a schedule of eating when hungry instead of scheduled feedings, I am able to breastfeed and he is doing excellent with it, no longer on any monitors except heart rate (which is required for all NICU babies), and basically we are just waiting out the next 24 hours to make sure he can do well on his own. He still has a slightly bloated belly, but it is no longer hard. Dr is hoping that with some more passing gas and poops he will be just fine.

    Feeling really positive. They say we may still have to be here for a few more days, but after the very successful day we had today I am feeling so relieved. I can not wait to have my baby at home in my arms. Thank you all for your kind words & support so far!
    Nicole(28)Mike(30) 7yr old DD
    Diagnosed MFIF June 2011 after 27 months no BC(12 months active trying)
    BFP: 8/2011 M/C @ 6 weeks 9/2011
    BFP: 10/2011 EDD 06/25/2012
     
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    bethann88 replied to nicram8683's response:
    Grad lurking...

    Congrats Nicole!! Glad you had such a smooth delivery. But sorry to hear he's had some problems since. I hope he continues to improve so you can all go home soon. Wishing you the best.
    Me(30) DH(32) Two angel babies, 5/11/09 (10wks), 6/28/11 (5wks).
    PAL Grad, DS born 3/30/12
     
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    jedmonds12 responded:
    Congrats Nicole! I'm glad to hear that Trevor is looking better as time goes on. That's scary, though, that you had to deal with a possible issue so soon after birth. Hoping he continues to improve and everything rights itself soon. Good job BF'ing. Keep it up! Congrats again!!
    Julie (28) DH (35).
    ^i^ May 2010
    PAL grad Kawika born 4/25/11
    EDD 10/7/12
     
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    MtnPrincess replied to nicram8683's response:
    Awesome! Hope you guys are home by now and getting used to each other! Glad you're getting to BF now!


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