Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Wow, I need to update more. I will condense everything as so much has gone on in the past month!

First of all, we had wonderful visitors- My dad, Casey, Tanner and Andrea all came out to visit and we had a blast! Everyone was smitten with Scarlette and we were able to visit with Aunt Peachy and Uncle Chris, Granny and Aunt Donna and Uncle Dave. Everyone had a great time and we even had a small snow flurry!

A couple days after they left we found out that Scarlette is getting milk in her lungs when she swallows which is very dangerous for babies with immature lungs and so the doctors recommended we put her NG tube back in. Scarlette pulls on it and it irritates her nose so we have decided with the doctor's recommendation to schedule her to get a g-tube. It is a small balloon like tube that goes in her belly and we will feed her by mouth and through that tube until she can successfully take all of her milk by mouth without aspirating. She will most likely have the procedure in a month.

On Saturday we had to make an emergency trip to the ER because I was in excruciating pain and didn't know what it was. Turned out I have a kidney stone that is very large and is very stuck! I have to follow up with the urologist but have to be on pain meds for now. Let me tell you, I would rather give birth to Scarlette again than to feel the pain of that kidney stone, I have never felt anything like that in my life!
We saw Scarlette's Gastrointestinal doc yesterday and they are thinking her persisten rash is a sensitivity to the cow's milk/dairy in my diet and her formula fortifier so in an effort to continue breastfeeding her I am cutting ALL dairy out of my diet and we are switching her to a (very expensive!) hypoallergenic formula fortifier.

And I saved the best news for last! Aunt Peachy had a baby boy on Sunday around 1 a.m. His name is James Tabangin Griffin (JT) and he weighed 7 lbs. Mom and baby are doing fantastic and he is ADORABLE!!! I can't wait to meet my newest cousin!

Love to all,