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by kdreher
Wed Nov 11, 2009 07:20 am
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: How long elevated BP levels?
Replies: 6
Views: 907

Re : How long elevated BP levels?

<t>I also urge you to find a nephrologist, a dr who deals with bp, I find that the OB's are not necessarily the expert here. It took me a while to get my bp regulated, and I mean a few months. I was on 3 meds for a while and then weaned to just Benicar HCT 40-12.5 mg. The first 2-3 mos I was monitor...
by kdreher
Tue Nov 10, 2009 08:30 am
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Transitioning to Finger Foods! Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2680

Re : Transitioning to Finger Foods! Help!

<t>Michael thinks the Safe Feeder is another toy....he does put it in his mouth and when I see he starts to play with it, I just take it away. I don't want him to think it's a toy. I'll keep trying every day with it. I honestly haven't moved to Stage 3 food yet, I'll try soon. I'd rather him eat reg...
by kdreher
Mon Nov 09, 2009 02:24 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Goodbye Daycare, hello quarentine
Replies: 3
Views: 1755

Re : Goodbye Daycare, hello quarentine

<t>I'm sorry to read this. Michael has asthma and is on the nebulizer 2x a day but so far is ok. He has had 3 ear infections since Feb. He has been in daycare since June and I really don't think any cold he got was necesarily from there. Your son was much smaller than Michael so I can understand iss...
by kdreher
Mon Nov 09, 2009 02:19 pm
Forum: Parents of Preemies
Topic: Transitioning to Finger Foods! Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 2680

Re : Transitioning to Finger Foods! Help!

<r>I have to say that I am right there with you regarding finger foods. Michael will be 1 on 11/19 and his adjusted age is 9 mos. He is not interested in finger foods at all. At daycare he is given some food for him to basically touch and play with and the same at home. In the few times he has had f...
by kdreher
Mon Nov 09, 2009 02:08 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Low growth percentiles for PIH babies?
Replies: 13
Views: 5574

Re : Low growth percentiles for PIH babies?

<t>I think you have to sort of put the growth charts out of your head when a preemie is concerned. <br/> <br/> Michael was 2lbs 10 oz 25 inches. At his 9 month checkup he was 14lbs 8 oz and 3 3inches and his head was growing fast too. I know he is close to 16 lbs and will be 1 in 10 days. He is not ...
by kdreher
Mon Nov 09, 2009 02:00 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Formula Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 921

Re : Formula Issues

<t>What brand of formula are you using? When Michael started formula in the hospital, my breast milk literally dried up, he was on Enfamil Enfacare. You can get it at most stores and ask your pedi for samples as well. I got tons. It was easy for him to digest and he had NO issues. Around 7 mos we ch...
by kdreher
Mon Nov 09, 2009 01:56 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: Stopping BP meds.....yay! (and a question) Update
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re : Stopping BP meds.....yay! (and a question) Update

<t>Leann I was on labetolol and after a while I told the dr that it was killing my energy etc. I know he switched me off of that around 3 mos post partum. I know if breast feeding is involved it is one of the safer to be on. I am also seeing a nephrologist (bp doc) and not just a family dr or OB. I ...
by kdreher
Mon Nov 09, 2009 01:53 pm
Forum: After your baby is born .....
Topic: BP Meds and Breastfeeding
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re : BP Meds and Breastfeeding

I know that labetolol is very safe.
by kdreher
Mon Nov 09, 2009 01:49 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Update date - WOW
Replies: 13
Views: 1437

Re : Update date - WOW

<t>Congratulations on Sage's arrival.<br/> <br/> I had issues getting my bp regulated, ended up in the ER one day after being home. It took at least 3-4mos for me to feel better on bp meds.<br/> <br/> We did the NICU roller coaster for 6 weeks and I know of the milestones. So glad all is well. Are y...
by kdreher
Mon Nov 09, 2009 01:44 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: Concerned Husband -- How Concerned Should I Be?
Replies: 15
Views: 1574

Re : Concerned Husband -- How Concerned Should I Be?

<t>Hi Geoff,<br/> I am sorry you and your wife are now dealing with preeclampsia. She is in the best place she can be and your baby girl has had steroids so that's great. <br/> <br/> I've had PE twice, the first time was severe at 26 wks and the outcome was not good.<br/> <br/> You are a husband and...

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