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Well his apgars were 8 and 9 and he turned red and started screaming and flailing around right away. The pedi told us he had fluid in his lungs though and rushed him to the NICU. After chest x-rays, they found his lungs were clear but decided his blood sugar was too low and tube fed him formula which did not bring his blood sugar up very quickly, so they said he had to stay on the tube feeding. His oxygen level kept dipping so they put him on oxygen and his body temp was low so he was under the warmer. His "platelets were a little off" (whatever the heck that means) so they put him on IV antibiotics. The first time I saw him he was sleeping naked, hooked up to tubes and wires under the heat lamps. It was horrible. I think it was about 3 hours after he was born. The next morning, the nurse (disagreeing with some of the measures taken) agreed to let me hold him and his body temp and oxygen levels came up and stayed up. On the 3rd day he was taken off oxygen and I was finally allowed to breastfeed him which greatly increased his alertness. On the 4th day the pedi doing rounds that morning said he didn't know why were were placed in the NICU to begin with and that we should take him home. Oh, and on another blood test, it showed that he had no infection to begin with and the dr said his platelets were probably off because of stress from the failed pitocin induction.
My conclusion is that LO was in good health and that pedi on call that day was a crazy woman who created a lot of heartache for our family. From the reading I've done since, all of his problems (temp, oxygen, blood sugar) could have been fixed with some skin to skin contact with mama and some nursing. I've also heard lots of complaints about that pedi since our experience with her.
Addison was perfect aside from the position of her legs and her flat-ish head. She was quite comfy squished at the top of my uterus. We had to watch her legs/hips. Her apgars were 9 & 9. (Me on the other hand... lol.)
She did have a teeny momentary issue with the hearing test, but the tester said that it happens sometimes with c-section babies... because they aren't pushed through the canal, liquid can stay in the ears. But then she passed.
She did have baby acne though. But I wouldn't consider that a health issue. (Although I wish there was some magic pill... she still breaks out AND has eczema!)
Uhm, thanks? LOL
She just had a small break-out again. Nothing as bad as it was, but still. Sheesh. ;)I think Addison did some maneuver because the week before the section she was breech but her feet were down. So somewhere between that Monday and the following Friday she got her legs up behind her ears, lol. Obviously she has a great sense of direction. ;) I think that played a huge part in the development of her hips, thankfully.