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thread: Jessalyn's Health Issues #2

  1. #37
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2003
    Melbourne, Australia

    Happy Birthday!

    Glad to hear things are still looking positive. Jessalyn is doing really well.

  2. #38
    Registered User

    Mar 2005


    Shannon, Happy birthday for yesterday-sorry I was late in posting this darlin'.

    Glad to hear Jess is doing a bit better and that she's BF, good onya honey.xx

  3. #39
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Apr 2005

    Happy (late) birthday Shannon. I'm so glad to hear that Jessalyn's op went well, and she's starting to feed again. Hugs and kisses to you both. You both show so much strength and resilience - it's an inspiration to me.

    Lynne - thank you so much for sharing your story. It's wonderful to hear that little Rose has come through everything so healthy, and that you had such positive experiences in the hospital environment. I hope you enjoy Belly Belly, and can gain support from everyone here, as well as giving so freely to Shannon.

  4. #40
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2003
    Kilmore Vic

    Shannon- good on you for taking charge of the situation, and so so glad things are going so well. LOL at the Poo thing, Other's may not understand but we do!LOL that is great! Kiss your darling for us and hope today is even better!
    Love Michelle

  5. #41
    Debbie Lee Guest

    Shannon - good on you for taking a stand! Poor little Jessalyn being poked and prodded. It's good to hear she is back to BFing and YAY @ her wonderful poos! I hope she continues to go well and you can take her home soon. You are doing a fantastic job!!

  6. #42
    kerry Guest

    Shannon, your strength is such an inspiration and you, your Dh and all 3 of your little girls have been in my prayers for a while now.

    I was talking to my grandma about you and litle Jessalyn after reading the post on you milk running out and I have been instructed that I must post you her recipie for getting the milk back. She's 85 and had 9 kids not to count all the grans and great grandkids and what she says is law so here is her recipie. From your next post it seems you may not need it but just in case...

    1 cup Activite
    1 cup Skim milk powder
    1 litre of milk (which ever type you like but apparently she thinks full cream is better)

    Mix all 2 ingredients together in a blender or with a bar mix (one of those blenders on a stick where her words). Have a large glass in the morning and then drink the balance through the day. Apparently after 3 days you have so much milk you wish you hadn't bothered.

    Again all my wishes and prayers for a speedy and positive recovery to your amazing little girl. I hope you are both home soon.

    Lynne, thanks so much for having reaching out to Shannon and sharing your experiences with her.

  7. #43
    katanya Guest

    Shannon that is so amazing about her poos!!!! wow the joy you must have felt seeing a yellow poo!! Yay for breatsfeeding and things getting better. I am sure within days she'll be more enthusiastic!

    You are so brave and amazing for standing up to the medical staff like that, well done, I'll bet Jessalyn apperciated it!! There is nothing worse than them trying to get something and not being able to, and then making a pin cushion (i've had the expereince myself)

    So glad you have found a support group, as I have said to you before there have been time for me that I neede that undersatnding so badly, and now you will have plenty of expereinced people to share expereinces with and ask questions..and see all the wonderful sucess stories to keep you going !!

    I have my fingers crossed you are out tomorrow!

  8. #44
    Registered User

    Jul 2005

    yellow poo is fab!!

    Hi Shannon,

    Great news, but Oh boy, can we relate to your nightmare about the docs trying to replace that IV line. And why do those extra stressful things tend to happen in the middle of the night? I felt teary at the memories it brought back. It's great that there was a good alternative (codeine) available? And isn't it great not to have any IV lines to get tangled in?!

    You're being so controlled over your response to Jessalyn's yellow poo, and yep, there's probably good reason to hang back a bit before punching the air about it. . . BUT I still reckon it's VERY exciting! Is the surgical team saying they're pleased about it?

    Good on you - so many hoops jumped through already. Here's hoping for a speedy return to your own bed at home.



  9. #45
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2003
    Melbourne, Australia

    Shannon I know how it is analysing poo. We were doing that with Alana for ages (as her lack of digestion showed in her poo-greasy and smelly).

    Its great things are going well. I hope you and Jessalyn get out in the next couple of days.

  10. #46
    kirsty Guest

    What great news about Jessalyn's poos. And it great that you have gotten her back on the breast & feeding. Here's wishing you every continued success with her recovery & that you have her home soon.

  11. #47
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2004
    Chasing Daylight...

    =D> for poo! To an untrained novice like me that sounds like a really good outcome!

  12. #48
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    Shannon that is so fantastic the Jess is BF again, what a little champ!!
    My fingers are crossed for you that her poos will stay that colour as well!

    Good on you for taking a stand against the doctors as well. I cant even imagine how stressful and traumatic a stiuation like that would be for both you and little Jessalyn. Sounds like she is much better off without all of those IV lines anyway.

    Still thinking of you both, and [-o< that you are able to go home very soon...

  13. #49
    Registered User

    Aug 2004
    Hunter Valley, Wine Country, NSW

    Shannon that is wonderful news that Jessalyn is breastfeeding again. What an awful situation you were in, I would have been a mess I`m so glad you took a stand good on you. I hope you`ll both be home very soon.

    Take Care


  14. #50
    katanya Guest

    ooh Shannon, glad you have such a good attitude about going home tomorrow, I used to get so let down having to stay in an extra day..don't you hate waiting for the doctors? my most unfavourite part because towards the end Felix just wanted to play or I'd want to take him for a walk outside and we'd have to wait around for them..well I guess they are busy important people!

    LOL at the poo inspectors, at least you are seeing good ones now..!!

    I know what you mean about the semi normal life, we have still got drs visits every week or 2 weeks (with all our specialists) and Felix is doing so well still..but just without that horrible thoughts of operations and "what ifs?" ahead of you, and you have your diagnosis now, you can look ahead with a more positive future that one day it may all be a distant memory like Lynne's daughter

    Here's to a normal life! :smt038

  15. #51
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004

    yay on Jessalyn breastfeeding again, what a trooper she is. Great to hear that you are going home tomorrow, I have missed you around the place!

  16. #52
    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2003
    Melbourne, Australia

    LOL at the poo talk! It did seem and still does at times seem as though Alana's poo is talked about alot!

    Funny though her pead hates talking about poo. One time we were describing the color and he was horrified.LOL! He's like, 'I don't wanna know!!!!!' We were laughing about it with the Cf nurse and we were saying, how can you be a CF paed and not talk about poo!LOL!

    Good to hear that you will be out today. I'm sure things will look even better once at home.

  17. #53
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2003
    Kilmore Vic

    Yay Shannon! Hopefully today is coming home day as planned, can't wait to hear you had a good nights sleep in your own bed. Love to you all

  18. #54
    kirsty Guest

    Hoping that you have gotten your little girl home today as planned Shannon. Big hugs your way.

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