While in the NICU we were introduced to the many different ways nurses get nutrients into premature babies. Baby E got the gamut, as he was a wimpy white boy and also took his sweet time figuring out just how to eat. Gavage feeding, or feeding via naso/orogastric tubes Tubes! A quick way to get … More Ways to Feed Your Baby
Like many bloggers, I pre-write and schedule a lot of my posts in advance, because apparently having a rigorous, sometimes-enforced schedule is the only way I can get my ass in gear. It also helps me take advantage of any writing bursts I might have. It’s not very helpful when real life supersedes whatever I’ve blogged … More [UPDATED/EDITED] In Dreams
Okay, this made me laugh a lot: Over four minutes of burning prednisone. I only hope that I too (one day soon, hopefully less than two months hence when baby emerges) may ritually dispose of any Devil Pred prescription I have remaining. Video created by ColitisNinja, who blogs over here.
Yep. It’s Devil Pred time. :( We saw the fetal specialist last week. After our (fifth! Good god!) ultrasound, during which we learned that the babe’s fluid is still doing great. We also saw more hair. We also learned that the baby is currently transverse breech — he’s lying sideways, the ding-dong. While the docs think … More The Devil is in the House
Remember the section from my post (entitled GO EAT A BUTT, etc.) back in July about the sudden and surprising increase in generic drug costs? It was a link to a NYT article that can also be found here: Rapid Price Increases for Some Generic Drugs Catch Users by Surprise Well, guess what! We have a … More More druggie stuff
So stuff is going well, I guess. We found out at a previous appointment that my fluid levels are low normal, so I’ve been drinking water like clockwork. Seems to be helping (or rather, it seems I was probably dehydrated at my last ultrasound, since our bodies can’t really MAKE more fluid, apparently), and the … More Fire/update everything
So, Writing I’ve been reccing a lot of Chuck Wendig lately, I know, but he’s very kick-in-the-pants inspiring, especially when you are engulfed in boxes, packing newspaper, random bottles of caulk (yes what I know), and tears. So if you too are moving and need a writing-focused break, hie yourself to the nearest clean box-free … More GO EAT A BUTT was exactly the feedback I sought, thanks
Recently I got a memorable shipment from my mail-order pharmacy. Mail-order pharmacies are the best if you’ve got a chronic disease. For example: you need maintenance meds every day? They accept three-month prescriptions and do auto-renewals. Let me tell you now, there’s nothing better than getting a big bag of three month’s worth rattling medicine … More Can you take my pills?