A week and a half ago I wrote about something being wrong with Vivi and so many of you came out to support us through the scary unknown that is a sick baby. I just wanted to give you a little update on the little peanut that has caused me so many tears, happy ones, sad ones and scared ones.
When Vivi was born my amniotic fluid was meconium stained. For those of you unfamiliar with delivery room terms it basically means she pooped in utero and was floating around in it. She aspirated quite a bit of it and had to be suctioned during and after delivery which left her tiny little nose swollen and made it hard for her to breathe as she nursed. This was her first difficulty.
Her second difficulty came when she started peeing blood. Lots of it.
Somehow she had ended up with a severe UTI that caused her immense pain whenever she peed. A week of antibiotics and her second difficulty has been resolved.
Her third and most worrisome difficulty came when she hadn’t pooped in over a week despite our best efforts to get it out of her. Her x-ray showed that she wasn’t making any stool whatsoever which got her fast (FAST) tracked to a pediatric gastroenterologist. Apparently Vivi understood the gravity of the situation after I sobbed my way through my original post whereupon she pooped and pooped good the next morning.
I’ve never been so happy to see crap in my entire life.
After several other appointments Vivi’s “official” diagnosis is an immature digestive system. It’s nothing major (for now) aside from being inconvenient (poonamis!) and making Vivi horribly uncomfortable at times (okay, a lot of the time.) She’ll grow out of it (into it?) eventually and will get a lot better when she starts on solid foods.
It was a lot for her first week, and that everything happened at the same time in such a short amount of time on top of my whole milk supply issues? Whew.
Thank you everyone for your support and prayers and love. My boobs have felt it and Vivi’s bowels appreciate it. My washer could probably use a prayer or two too…and my carpet.
It’s been a long couple of weeks.
But when they’re spent curled up with a tiny little baby scented baby?
They’re good long weeks.