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Matt172

11,622 posts

132 months

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2 days shy of 3 weeks old and after a pretty stressfull and emotional time for Di and I, Charlie is finally being discharged from hospital, scar is healing nicely and he's feeding well. Just need to take him back to Oxford in a few weeks time to have his Hickman line taken out.

Time to start being a family at home now bounce

Granville

849 posts

59 months

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excellant news woohoo

Chilli

17,054 posts

124 months

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Monday 8th October 2012 quote quote all
Matt172 said:
2 days shy of 3 weeks old and after a pretty stressfull and emotional time for Di and I, Charlie is finally being discharged from hospital, scar is healing nicely and he's feeding well. Just need to take him back to Oxford in a few weeks time to have his Hickman line taken out.

Time to start being a family at home now bounce
That's great news. Will this be the end of the hospital visits (apologies, not read the whole thread)?

Chilli

17,054 posts

124 months

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Granville said:
If she's had a show then it should be a jelly mucus discharge. I had 2 stretch and sweeps before I went in to labour on my own and then 2 more S&S's whilst in the early stages of labour to speed things along. The 'show' was quite noticable and couldn't be mistaken for anything else.

The other thing they fail to mention is the after effects of giving birth so ensure Mrs Chilli has plenty (and I mean plenty) of maternity towels as she may need to double up in the first week to control the bleeding and to be prepared for flooding if she's been lay down for a period of time. Sorry if TMI but people don't tell you about these things and seem to skirt around the reality.
Oh....right....excellent. I'll forward this on!!!

Silvs

2,217 posts

73 months

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Matt172 said:
2 days shy of 3 weeks old and after a pretty stressfull and emotional time for Di and I, Charlie is finally being discharged from hospital, scar is healing nicely and he's feeding well. Just need to take him back to Oxford in a few weeks time to have his Hickman line taken out.

Time to start being a family at home now bounce
That is really good news! Our boy was born just before and to think that you have been in hospital all that time must have been awful. Make sure when you get home you make the most of the time he is sleeping to spend time with each other.

Being at home will make the world of difference for you both.
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Matt172

11,622 posts

132 months

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Chilli said:
Matt172 said:
2 days shy of 3 weeks old and after a pretty stressfull and emotional time for Di and I, Charlie is finally being discharged from hospital, scar is healing nicely and he's feeding well. Just need to take him back to Oxford in a few weeks time to have his Hickman line taken out.

Time to start being a family at home now bounce
That's great news. Will this be the end of the hospital visits (apologies, not read the whole thread)?
Hopefully yes for the duadenal atresia part, he's got a cardio appointment at the end of the month but fingers cross that will just be a box ticker, he was born with an ASD and another hole between the heart and lung artery (the name of that escapes me at the moment) when he was scanned at birth the consultant said this was present in all babies at birth so was not a cause for concern.
Charlie was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome anti natally so he will be closely followed up by the community nurses and paediatric teams here, so I'm sure there will be a few hospital visits in the future but only check ups

BlackVanDyke

8,611 posts

99 months

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Matt172 said:
2 days shy of 3 weeks old and after a pretty stressfull and emotional time for Di and I, Charlie is finally being discharged from hospital, scar is healing nicely and he's feeding well. Just need to take him back to Oxford in a few weeks time to have his Hickman line taken out.

Time to start being a family at home now bounce
That's bloody brilliant! biggrin I'm so pleased for all of you.

Chilli

17,054 posts

124 months

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Matt172 said:
Hopefully yes for the duadenal atresia part, he's got a cardio appointment at the end of the month but fingers cross that will just be a box ticker, he was born with an ASD and another hole between the heart and lung artery (the name of that escapes me at the moment) when he was scanned at birth the consultant said this was present in all babies at birth so was not a cause for concern.
Charlie was diagnosed with Downs Syndrome anti natally so he will be closely followed up by the community nurses and paediatric teams here, so I'm sure there will be a few hospital visits in the future but only check ups
Bloody dusty in here again.
Bless the little fella. Good luck and many congrats on having the family at home, where you all belong.
Cheers.

squeezebm

2,319 posts

93 months

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Matt172

Well chuffed for you and your lot. Never met you and never will,but its good to now that Charlie is going to be cared for so well.

missdiane

13,968 posts

137 months

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Granville said:
If she's had a show then it should be a jelly mucus discharge. I had 2 stretch and sweeps before I went in to labour on my own and then 2 more S&S's whilst in the early stages of labour to speed things along. The 'show' was quite noticable and couldn't be mistaken for anything else.

The other thing they fail to mention is the after effects of giving birth so ensure Mrs Chilli has plenty (and I mean plenty) of maternity towels as she may need to double up in the first week to control the bleeding and to be prepared for flooding if she's been lay down for a period of time. Sorry if TMI but people don't tell you about these things and seem to skirt around the reality.
What I didn't expect was the feeling down there afterwards, felt like I'd spent a year non stop riding a horse and walked like John Wayne for a good week

Matt172

11,622 posts

132 months

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squeezebm said:
Matt172

Well chuffed for you and your lot. Never met you and never will,but its good to now that Charlie is going to be cared for so well.
thumbup thankyou

SL

851 posts

112 months

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Granville said:
9 weeks here now and I never knew such a little person could produce so much poo in one go, and boy does it now smell or what wobble
When you start weaning, it's even worse hurl

Stuart

11,585 posts

139 months

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SL said:
Granville said:
9 weeks here now and I never knew such a little person could produce so much poo in one go, and boy does it now smell or what wobble
When you start weaning, it's even worse hurl
The worse ones are after they've been a bit constipated. Our first went nearly four days once. It was like Russian Roulette, taking it in turns to do the nappy. I started finding good reasons to get out of the house a lot. hehe

Granville

849 posts

59 months

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missdiane said:
What I didn't expect was the feeling down there afterwards, felt like I'd spent a year non stop riding a horse and walked like John Wayne for a good week
missed that having a c section but obviously other problems with having major stomach surgery. The area of tummy above the scar line is now numb and it's unlikely I will get the feeling back.


Granville

849 posts

59 months

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Stuart said:
The worse ones are after they've been a bit constipated. Our first went nearly four days once. It was like Russian Roulette, taking it in turns to do the nappy. I started finding good reasons to get out of the house a lot. hehe
our little monkey has gone from fountains to waiting until the swap over of nappies and deciding to have a good fart normally followed by a big smelly poo. I've become quite swift at getting a new nappy in place as we've had a couple of accidents with his timing.

He's a chatty little man and very giggly, just need to get the night time sleeping nailed

Stuart

11,585 posts

139 months

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Granville said:
He's a chatty little man and very giggly, just need to get the night time sleeping nailed
How old is he? At 5 months we've literally had 2 nights when Rose has gone through until 6am. Right now she's showing every sign of needing weening - either that or she's about to grow an inch and is stockpiling...

Granville

849 posts

59 months

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9 weeks old yesterday. we can get him to sleep easily, it's getting him to stay asleep that's the problem and he'll get me up anything from every 10 minutes to an hour.

he was good before the meningitis but since then he's reluctant to settle without being held, I think the night time obs by the nurses have unsettled him. He will sleep from 8pm - 11/12ish without waking for a feed but after that it's a struggle to get him to go more than a hour.

he's generally awake and up around 6am, will have a short nap mid morning and again in the afternoon, the rest of the time he's awake and playing.

bint

4,582 posts

112 months

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Granville said:
missed that having a c section but obviously other problems with having major stomach surgery. The area of tummy above the scar line is now numb and it's unlikely I will get the feeling back.
Mines better than it was and its mostly back to normal - the bit that weirded me out was the scar tissue under the skin that I could feel. I was paranoid they had left something in my belly was so hard and lumpy just above it.

@Stuart - Russian Roulette is exactly how I describe it! Michael is 4 months tomorrow and about 4 weeks ago started pooing every 3/4th day and vast amounts - apparently breastfed babies can go up to 2 weeks without a poo!

RichUK

1,103 posts

135 months

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Granville said:
Stuart said:
The worse ones are after they've been a bit constipated. Our first went nearly four days once. It was like Russian Roulette, taking it in turns to do the nappy. I started finding good reasons to get out of the house a lot. hehe
our little monkey has gone from fountains to waiting until the swap over of nappies and deciding to have a good fart normally followed by a big smelly poo. I've become quite swift at getting a new nappy in place as we've had a couple of accidents with his timing.

He's a chatty little man and very giggly, just need to get the night time sleeping nailed
Dan has been going seven or eight days between poops, and then he is going only after a suppository. The subsequent poops have been terrifying to say the least.

We saw a consultant paediatrician this evening who reckons he'll grow out of this phase once he starts weaning and has a bit more fibre going through his system.

Chilli

17,054 posts

124 months

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Granville said:
missdiane said:
What I didn't expect was the feeling down there afterwards, felt like I'd spent a year non stop riding a horse and walked like John Wayne for a good week
missed that having a c section but obviously other problems with having major stomach surgery. The area of tummy above the scar line is now numb and it's unlikely I will get the feeling back.
Ah, this is where we are lucky...Mrs C rides horses for a living!
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