Archive for August 2016

Gauze and Guts

4 days of the wound vac. It’s a machine the size of my purse hooked up via tubing to suck the swelling away. I must carry this with me all the time. 3x a week they change the foam packing inside the pocket. That is hugely painful despite my high dose of pain meds. This…

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Waiting for Insurance News

Well the insurance company hasn’t responded about the wound vac yet. So I’ve got no explanation about what we will do if they deny it. Until then, my incision is open with gauze INSIDE the pocket packed in. I can’t get around well and just brushing my hair wore me out. Resting. Unable to do…

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Blowing Kisses

Is he blowing kisses? He is very content and eating a lot. I am still waiting to hear from insurance if they will approve my wound vac tomorrow. If they decline I have no clue what they will do with me. Meanwhile I have gauze packed in to the 1/2 open incision. This is due…

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Not What I Expected

Today’s wound care appointment didn’t go how I expected. In order to heal, the doc had to open my incision about 1/3 of the way and let it open with packing. I have swelling fluid that won’t release. The swelling is what caused my high blood pressure really throughout pregnancy and most of it has…

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Happy

So much happiness here. Asher is demanding more food more often. I can see him filling out on his arms and cheeks. While we both are finally recovering well, it is important that we stay on track. For preemies, every ounce gained is a major victory. And my wound is finally slowing down and clotting.…

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Back to Birth Weight

Yesterday’s weigh in has Asher just shy of his birth weight and 3 weeks old. 2 ounces to go! He is doing well in all other areas. We’ve graduated from setting an alarm for feedings to letting him tell me he’s hungry. This is a huge relief. I am finally resuming work (from home –…

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Going for Wound Care

Asher is doing well mostly. He’s been out of sorts for a few feedings, not getting to sleep between them. That makes him (and us) super drowsy at the next feeding. My doctor is referring me on to a wound care specialist as my incision is still weepy 3 weeks since delivery. Sadly, the specialist…

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