• Stop the antibiotic?

    Nadia has another yeast infection. And of course she doesn’t like cream on her bottom as it just reinforces her ‘wet’ feeling. I’m considering stopping her antibiotic. I hate to, as I trust the PANS MD who is following Nadia, but a huge part of me feels like it’s doing more harm than good, at least right now. I’m going to skip it today, and I guess email her doctor…

  • Ham Balls and Ignorance

    I’m looking through recipes again, attempting to dream up something for dinner… What about Ham Balls in BBQ Sauce? My girls have liked meat balls in the past. Which I know doesn’t guarantee anything! I’ll definitely have a box of processed potatoes or noodles on hand as a backup! On another topic… I should know better than to attempt to educate, or perhaps the correct word is argue, with ignorant…

  • 36w3d – Day of Life 52

    I feel like this little chick is gaining weight so quickly!  5 lbs 3 oz already!  Nora is no longer a tiny preemie! We’ve moved to ad lib feedings, meaning as often and as much as Nora wants, although never longer than 4 hours between feedings.  Her doctors are still recommending some supplementation to increase her calories, currently she needs 4 bottles a day with the fortifier and then the…

  • 35w5d – Day of Life 47

    Weight: 4 lbs 14 oz Tube Feedings: 20 cc every 3 hours on a pump over 60 minutes (5.4 oz every 24 hours).  She is still having some residuals so slowly increasing the feeds. Breastfeeding: We were approved to get back to breastfeeding and so far she has done awesome!  Yesterday at 5pm she took her entire feeding by breast and again this morning at 9am.  We are allowed to ‘try’…

  • 35w2d – Day of Life 44

    Weight: 4 lbs 13 oz Tube Feedings: 12 cc every 4 hours, which is only 2.4 oz every 24 hours.  She is still acting really hungry between feedings so hopefully we can continue to increase to get her back in the correct range for her weight and age. Breastfeeding: Obviously on hold for who knows how long 🙁 Antibiotics:  Down to just one antibiotic which will continue until at least May 13th.…