Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Remember me talking about the pad on Robbie's face that needed replaced?

Well, apparently they really should have listened to me because underneath it, he apparently had a horrible oozing rash.

The NP and our pediatrician has looked at it, and they think it's just an allergic reaction/irritation, but they did culture it to make sure. For now, they have it covered in polysporin.

This is the sort of thing that makes me crazy. I realize that if they'd changed it when I asked, it probably still would have been there, but why do I even have to ask for it to be changed?

He probably got the sensitive skin from me. I can't so much as look at the grass hard w/o getting a rash. He gets them from his leads all the time- but they get changed every day, so it's not usually a problem.

The pediatrician asked if either of us have seasonal allergies and I told her that David has them horribly. She said he probably got the gene from both of us. Poor kid.

So far he's been cursed with my big nose & forehead, David's slack jaw, and now our allergies. I sure hope he got some of our good genes, too.

He didn't gain any weight last night. Not a surprise. I guess the O.T. bottle fed him this morning and he didn't pace himself very well so he drifted a few times. Still a work in progress. That's one of those things they say just "clicks" one day and they get it. Hopefully soon.

We might need to add a moose to the fire. I'd like to hit 4lbs one of these days.

Oh- and what sort of creature do we sacrifice for good camera luck? I replaced my pretty-decent-but-on-the-fritz camera right after Robbie was born and all of a sudden the damned thing won't turn on. The worst part is that I'm so disorganized these days that I don't have a clue where the receipt is. It was a pretty cheap one (like 90 bucks) but still, I can't afford to replace a camera every 3 months! And I hate that I don't know what I did with the paperwork for it.

I guess since I skipped my whole 3rd trimester, I never got to "nesting."

I swear I need a personal assistant.



Amy said...

Hope his rash clears up soon! Praying for him to hit 4 lbs. soon, too, and keep growing at a good healthy pace! (And for consistently good nurses!!)

Mrs. Spit said...

Excuse me, I have to go stoke up the fire for a moose.

I will ask Mr. Spit about the appropriate sacrafice for a camera - he's the photographer.

Baby Steps to Baby Shoes said...

Does the battery on the camera need to be replaced? Hoping it's something simple.


A friend forwarded me your blog and I've only made it through June. I've been reading every post.

I have to tell you that I'm right where you were. Our little boy was born at 25 weeks on July 16, 2008 at 1lb. 11oz. He hits 5 weeks tomorrow and it has been a bumpy NICU ride.

I have felt all of the same emotions you have and am reading to feel the hope I sometime lose.

Keep hanging in there.

~ Marcie

Ariella said...

I have a moose on stand by let me know when i should start the fire.


Osh said...

um, nesting?
excuse me while I try to shove my 14 year old back in my uterus. Clearly I need to start over.