sorry I haven't been on much the past week or so. I've been busy trying to plan a trip to visit family. Des had his 9 month check up and turned out he lost 2 oz in 12 days. So they ran some blood tests and a urine analysis and said his sodium levels were 152 and they didn't want it higher than 145 and that the lab work said he was dehydrated and his liver was agitated.
So he was admitted to the hospital. So sad.
They put an IV in his arm and they did blood work every 4 hours and they kept having to restrain him to do blood draws and I just wanted to cry. They weighed every diaper I changed and calculated every calorie he put in his mouth. They times how long I BFed him. They kept telling me I had to force him to take a bottle of formula and I told them no. I got one dr on my side to give breast milk in a bottle instead but of course he won't take a bottle but better than them shoving formula at me. Desmond liked the crib though because it was kind of like a cage...he would pull himself up and jump around and was being a little monkey lol.
All the drs and nurses at the hospital said he looked fine. Not malnourished or dehydrated and he had to have a dietitian come in and she said to cover all his food in butter lol.
We had to stay one night and were wanting to me stay 48+ hours. We got out at about 26 hours. The one dr watching Des pushed for us to be released esp when his sodium levels were 143 before we got the IV put in (which was only put in the bring his levels down). Then they said his original lab work was a lab error. So I wasn't very happy.
DH had fought his being admitted. He yelled at an officer and they threatened to go to his command to get him in trouble and he told them to go right ahead. When they realized threatening him wouldn't work they told him the real reason they wanted to have Des admitted was to make sure he was absorbing nutrients properly and not needing a feeding tube. (sigh) But DH was right in fighting it because he didn't even need it. And now he is wanting us to go out in town instead of being seen at Naval.
For the next few weeks Desmond has to go in for weight checks and be seen by the dietitian. I'm just so...I dunno. Apparently the head pediatric guy at Naval has been monitoring Desmond's weight since 4 months when they decided he didn't weigh enough. He was the one who had him admitted. He's the one we have to see for weight checks. But I don't get it because he was also someone who is pushing formula on us. I kept telling them that BM is suppose to be best so why are they saying formula is better for my son. They said that because it has more calories and fats for him. I don't get it.
I'm just stressed out still and irritated that because the lab made a mistake Desmond had to have so much blood drawn and him cry out Mama and had an IV in (and even cried out Dada the first time!) all because they messed up. But there are so many other people who have kids in the 0% and they were never admitted to the hospital. I wasn't even in the 0% as a baby! At least the dietitian agreed with me that he's going to be small. She said as long as he gains some weight she didn't care about charts. I'm just so upset they did that.
Sorry this post is kind of scattered. I'm still upset about it and I feel defeated that they say I need to just give formula instead of BFing because they say I don't produce enough (yet I've donated over 500 oz to women who needed it for their babies). And then my mom is saying I need to give baby food, but Des won't eat food off a spoon from me! And so she went and bought baby food and I felt like she rubbed it in my face that she got him to eat it but I can't. He just thinks I need to always hold him so he fights a spoon coming for him lol. (sigh)
I may add more to this later, but I'm just still upset to think of anything else. I'm tired of them saying there's something wrong with him when he's not a huge baby. He's trying to walk. My dad watched him take a step from a chair to reach another piece of furniture! I'm just...sad. They said he's ahead milestone wise, but worry because he's not gaining weight like they want that his brain is going to stop growing or maybe he's going to have cerebellar palassey (my computer is being slow so I can't spell check, lol sorry I can't spell the word, but I'm sure you can guess what I'm saying right?)
I'm tired of our drs. I'm tired of feeling defeated. I just want them to not freak out that he's 14 lbs and 3 oz at 9 months. He's not a big kid! I'm not a big person! I'm not even 5'1 and I'm 108 lbs. My sister is the same and her kids are real small. My brothers are sticks lol. I just wish they would stop trying to guilt me about my kid not being big.
Sorry about the rant. I'm still upset. (sigh)
BTW happy 9 months to Desmond!