Sick chicks

Discussion in 'Wellness' started by CoolWife, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. RoryGilmore

    RoryGilmore Chicken

    Hugs, CW. I’m so sorry your family is going through this.
     
  2. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Oh CW :sad: my heart sank to hear that. I am so, so sorry and I hope he starts to improve quickly. I dont pray, but I'm praying for you guys. So much love and healing to C2
     
  3. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    Oh CW, <3. I hope they can get it figured out and that he starts improving soon. Sending love to you guys.
     
  4. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    I am so sorry CW. I hope he starts doing better really soon.
     
  5. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    I'm so sorry for C2'S struggles and the strain on you and your family. I hope he shows big improvements soon.
     
  6. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    It’s NEC again. 5 days after his last antibiotics for the first time. Another 10 days of no feeding and antibiotics. He looks bad right now, but he is more responsive than he was yesterday.
     
  7. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I’m sorry. Answers are good, but I hoped for better answers for you. May he have quick improvement.
     
  8. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Sending you so much love CW
     
  9. Doom&Sparkles

    Doom&Sparkles Chicken

    I hope he responds well to the antibiotics and heals up. <3 Sending you so much love and prayers.
     
  10. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Oh, man. I’m sorry to hear that.
     
  11. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Kind of expected and totally understandable but how do you tell a parent they can’t see their own child for no one knows how long. I haven’t even talked with D yet (he must be busy) but there’s just no good way to manage a house, a kid, a sick NICU baby and WFH when only one of you can visit the NICU.
     
  12. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    Ugh what an awful situation for you guys. I hope C2 responds well to this next round of antibiotics and starts feeling better ASAP. Do the minimum to get through life right now. Let the cleaning go (minus the obvious disinfecting and dishes), do basic laundry and cooking to survive, do the minimum work needed, and focus on your kiddos. They are what matter most. Don’t feel bad if everything else slips or goes undone for a while <3
     
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    deet Chicken

  14. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I'm so sorry CW :sad: That is SUCH a hard ask, even if it's the right thing.
     
  15. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yeah, he has been. Thankfully.
     
  16. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I'm sorry friend. Its awful that this is what it has come to, to keep folks safe. <3
     
  17. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    C2 is getting better again. He still has 6 days of antibiotics before they’ll think about feeding him, but he looks better, and is acting more like himself. Today he got extubated and went back on the CPAP. He had to get some pain meds to finally settle (he HATED the tube), but now he’s snoozing hard.
    He was 8 weeks old yesterday, 35 wks. Time both flies and doesn’t move here. He’s big enough to have his isolette open, wear clothes (when he doesn’t have NEC), and get more oxygen. If he weren’t sick he might be bottle feeding by now (his mouth is still nowhere near the size of my nipples, lol). He gained and lost and gained a bunch of weight (well, like the same 100g), but he’s right around/above 3.5lb. Preemie size clothes are still huge on him, but he looks more like a real baby with a couple little rolls filling in his loose skin. He might go home on oxygen, but that’s manageable.
     
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  18. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

  19. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    Great update! I hope he continues to improve!
     
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  20. Comet

    Comet Chicken

    That brought tears to my eyes, so glad to hear all that. <3
     
  21. calicat

    calicat Chicken

    I am so happy to hear that. You guys are going through hell right now and I hope you guys get some reprieve soon. I wish you guys nothing but good news and progress going forward!
     
  22. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    So happy to hear that, go C2! <3<3<3
     
  23. Doom&Sparkles

    Doom&Sparkles Chicken

    Also tearing up over here! Sending you all good vibes towards him continuously improving! <3
     
  24. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    That’s wonderful CW
     

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