Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Time to Play Catch Up!

Wow it has been way too long since my last post. I try to write on here at least once a week but these last few weeks have been so crazy busy! With Easter, Roweyn having blood in her diapers on and off for 3 weeks now, Drs appts trying to figure out what's going on with her, going to play groups, and getting Rowe's photos done...I just haven't found the time. But I'm hoping that this will all start to calm down within the next few days. Just a warning....this could be a long post, but that depends on how much I can get down before Rowe wakes up from her nap.

So lets rewind back to a few weeks ago, to the Friday before Easter. This was the first day we noticed the pink color in Roweyn's diaper. Thinking it was blood, I called her Dr., but he didn't seem too worried about it. Saying if she wasn't acting sick, then not to worry about it too much unless she got a lot worse. There wasn't any pink in her diaper the rest of the weekend. Saturday my brother and his roommate came down for Easter and we all went out for bowling (I'll have to post a photo of Rowe with a bowling ball later) and pizza, then the three of us went out for some drinks. This was the first time I had gone out in exactly a year. It was really nice to get out but it was really hard to keep my mind off of worrying about Roweyn. She did fine staying home with Nana and Papa. We had a really nice calm Easter at home hiding from the stormy weather. 

Monday night we saw the pink in her diaper again and we saw it off and on the rest of the week. I did a lot of talking with the lactation consultant trying to figure out if the pink was in her stools because her intestines have been irritated because they're not breaking down my breastmilk as well as they should be. We also both had a bit of a cold so we took it easy most of the week. Saturday we were planning on going to Roseville to do some shopping and get some photos done but I ended up getting pretty sick. So we had a pretty easy going weekend. 

This next week was kind of crazy. She was still having the pink color in her diapers on and off all week. So we took Roweyn to the Dr on Monday, which wasn't much help besides getting some tests to take home. We went back to the Dr again on Tuesday where they tested her urine and stools and they came back negative. So we were told to just keep an eye on the pink color, as it was on and off again. Wednesday and Thursday we went to our play groups which are always a blast! Friday we took it easy. Saturday we finally got to go to Roseville, we did a tiny bit of shopping but most of our time there was spent doing pictures and trying to decide on the ones we wanted! They came out so great! But it's sooo tiring to do that all in one day. 

Sunday and Monday, we rested again cause we were pretty tired from going to Roseville. Tuesday we went to the Dr again and this time we actually got some answers. After bringing in a urine sample, they tested it and it came back positive for red and white blood cells. They decided to put in a catheter to get some more urine to test. I'm so glad Roweyn won't be able to remember what that was like, let me tell you that it was not a fun experience for either of us. First of all, she was not happy to have to lie on that giant table when she had just fallen asleep, to then be abruptly awakened, and for me to have to hold her arms and try to soothe her while her legs were being pinned down, just made things that much worse. Not to mention the catheter...then of course the tube just happened to have a hole in it and we lost half of the urine we collected. Luckily we had enough, there was no way I was going to make her (or me) go through that again in the same 10 minutes. Hopefully she will never have to do that again!! That urine was also positive for red and white blood cells. So the Dr decided to put her on antibiotics while we wait two days for the lab to do a urine culture to see what kind of infection Roweyn has. We're hoping that its just a bladder infection or something small like that and that the antibiotics will be able to kill it. Otherwise she's going to end up having to have an ultrasound on her kidneys to make sure there's nothing going on with those. Which we're really hoping there isn't!

We went to the lactation consultant today to discuss the issues with her intestines and I think she was a little unsure on what to do now because of Rowe having some sort of infection. So we're sticking to what we're doing right now since the antibiotics can irritate her intestines even more and while we wait to see what the lab results are on her test that we get back tomorrow.

So now that we're all caught up on what's been going on with us...I can actually write another post on the happy things that have been happening! This post took me two days to not sure when I'll get the other post up...but hopefully within the next couple days.

Thank you everyone for the well wishes and support as we try to figure this all out. I'll let you know what happens next when we find out more tomorrow.

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