Ok! It's super late, but I had to get some pumping in! Big triumphs tonight! First, I completed my 4th blood transfusion and am officially no longer a pin cushion!! Second, I pumped 3 mls of breast milk!!!! Whooo Hooo!!!
What does this REALLY mean??? It means that despite my delayed milk producing efforts, my milk is coming in!! I now have something to offer Jordan that isn't formula. I'm not opposed to formula, however while my breast milk may not completely fix or heal Little Jordan's ailment, I know it's got to contribute something to her "wellness" efforts! Oh, AND offering some of my own milk to my baby will most definitely keep the lactation consultant at bay! Phew!! Seriously, these 3 mls have bought me some more time with the consultant and I won't have to keep offering up reasons (albeit good ones) as to why I haven't done the work to produce much of anything up to this point.
I lost count. How many times have I been stuck to try to get an IV in....? No idea. Yesterday, I'd already had three IVs that had been used and removed, but a nurse anesthetist made it work. Does it hurt everyone kept asking? Compared to what, the c-section? Fibroid removal? Scar tissue removal? Clot removal? Hemorrhage checks? No way! All these pricks don't have anything on all those other procedures! Blood transfusion number 3 in progress.
Please, please, please keep our baby Jordan in prayer. Her birth weight was 10 lbs 11 oz. we discovered yesterday that she has some sort of bacterial infection. Which explains her inexplicably high respiratory rate.
Even with all this I will be grateful.
I am thankful that we now know what is causing Jordan's respiratory rate to be high
I am thankful for the warm water that I was able to run for a length of time across my back and stomach last night when I was in pain. I know not everyone has that luxury.
I am thankful for the support of family and friends.
I'm thankful for my husband Vince.
I am thankful for modern medicine and the team assigned to us.
I'm thankful that my mom got to celebrate her 68th birthday in terrific health yesterday!
What made your day today? What are you thankful for? What were your triumphs? I'd love to hear from you!
Allison Marschean is a wife and mother of 6 year old twins who is kicking an autoimmune disorder to the curb with food and fitness, all while living her dimensions!