Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Nayeli tests Mommy and Daddy

We had a little scare from our baby girl the other day. It was our first of we assume, several more as the years pass us by. Early in the afternoon, we noticed Nayeli was not peeing and pooping on a regular basis. Having got some of her routine stuff down pact, this was not like her to do this. To add to this, she was eating normally and had taken three full feeds of 60 or more ML's. Normal routine for our baby girl is a good pee or poop or both about and hour or so after she eats. She falls asleep when....an after....she eats, and wakes to a few good screams demanading a diaper change. So, by the evening time, we had seen a few "chards" and some real small pee pee's but very abnormal for her.

Of course, being paranoid we though the worst and thought she may be blocked up in some way. We called a Nurse friend and explained the situation. The Nurse friend recommended calling our regular advice nurse. We did this and the pediatric advice nurse told us to bring Nayeli to the ER. Well, after nearly five hours, a sonogram, blood tests, and several DR checks, Nayeli suddenly decided to go poop and pee. The DR told us all tests looked normal with the exception of the fact her glucose was a little on the high side. The DR said the glucose level was not at an alarming level, but the info would be passed on to our Pediatrician for follow up.

So, Nayeli gave mom and dad our first scare since we have been home. It made us realize that even though the DR said to treat Nayeli like a normal baby, we do know there are a lot of little things that can go wrong (based on her condition) in addition to the normal baby issues. We are thankful to God he continues to watch over our baby girl and made sure nothing was wrong with her bowel and bladder function.

We hope everyone is doing well and we extend our thooughts, prayers, and blessing on you all this Thanksgiving day as we spend time with our families. It is a good day to be thankful for the many miracles and blessings God gives us. We hope you all remember this on this special day. We know we have a totally different appreciation for this.


Brad, Kellie, Lucy and Baby Carter said...

She was just reminding you that SHE is in charge now! Glad to hear she's doing well and on a schedule--Go Mom and Dad! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your little miracle :)

Daria said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for reminding us to be so thankful. We need more pictures please.

Anonymous said...

We're glad that things are good with Nayeli. She's keeping you guys on your toes! We wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving too! We all have many wonderful things to be thankful for! We love ya!

Jer, Jen & Anthony Rocha

Tracy Meats said...

Happy Thanksgiving Nelson family!! What a blessing to have your little girl home with you. I am happy to hear that the scare is over with and she is doing better. There will be more scares and as CDH parents, we even worry more. But, that is okay. Cherish your beautiful princess and give her a hug from Wyoming!!

God Bless,
Tracy Meats - mom to Ian, born with a LCDH on 4/3/04 and WY and CO State Rep. for CHERUBS

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear all was well...and she was just "testing" you all!

The doctors also told us to treat our daughter like a "normal" baby, but you are right...kinda hard to do after all you go through with CDH! (We also experienced a ER visit within days of bringing our baby home for some wheezing and constipation- caused by reflux!) Don't ever feel bad for being overly cautious! We have to follow our parent instincts with these kiddos...your right about all the little things that can potentially pop up!! One thing I have realized is that these kids are very strong willed, and will always do things "there way!" I guess we have to embrace that quality, it is probably what go them to where they are now!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving! Nayeli is such a beautuful baby girl...I love seeing new pics of her!

Amanda Turner
San Antonio, TX

Elizabeth said...

Ah - she wanted some added attention! Like she needs more?

I would rather take any child to the doctor or ER and nothing be wrong then - not and it get worse. These babies come from determined stock ;-)...

Glad everything is fine - and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Kaden and Angel Ava's mommy said...

First, I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

I know the doctor told you to treat her like any other child, but everything that you three have gone through will always be in the back of your mind. I personally think it is ok to remember that when you feel like something might be wrong. You'll just be on top of everything!!!

By the way, I guess I never realized that Shane was a police officer. So is my husband. Just another thing we have in common.