Rachel's doing well. She had her days and nights mixed up there for awhile as result of her spells. But last night she was finally giving her respite worker more rest. There have been a few times where we felt anxious about her crying. Maybe we are just feeling a bit hypervigilant, but it's hard not to feel that way these days.
I talked with a Dietician this afternoon about her constipation. She was not in favor of using Benefibre because her fluid intake is so low on her good days. Rachel could get really bunged up if she doesn't take in enough milk. And it's usually given to kids age 6 and up. So, then we talked about using Lactulose, which is something we have talked about doing off and on for awhile. (but haven't yet because she is so little) It draws water out from the bowel, which means she doesn't need to be taking in much fluid? Not sure I understood the difference but we're going to try it out. I just have to go fill the prescription.
You know how you go to a Doctor or Hospital with your child because you have a concern - and then they act completely healthy?? Well, a short time after we had this arranged she had her first big soft poop....followed by two more later in the day. Ha ha...funny Rachel. You heard me talk about medicine didn't you? She still had a hard time getting them out though - she was straining off and on all day. So, we're still going to try the Lactulose. I read that it can increase flatulence. Great, my kids will get such a kick out of that;)
It seems pretty silly to mention this but.....I am happy that we no longer have to buy a dozen baby prune juice jars every week....or the small packs of NB diapers. Superstore has a box of NB diapers now! Yeah, small joys....
Someone said "Congratulations" to me the other day when I was carrying Rachel out of Ethan's preschool. That kinda took me by surprise!:) Then I surprised her by saying that she was going to be a year old next month. It was all good - we had a nice chat. Still, it felt a bit strange to hear Congrats for my 10 month old baby!:)
We noticed a large bump on Rachel's lower gums this afternoon, but it wasn't where I would expect a tooth to be coming out. A friend dropped by and when she beamed at him, we saw it. Hopefully it won't cause too much trouble for her. Abigail has had a nasty cold the last few days and there has been alot of stuff going on, so we're all a bit tired out....but overall, we are doing just fine. I have felt some of the sadness lifting from last weekend and I have been able to enjoy my kids a bit more.