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    Dont be sorry, when Emelia was born her shoulders got stuck cos she was a big bub, when they did the epsiotomy(SP) they got her out (as DP says they ripped her out) and it had damaged the brachial plexus nerve which left her arm paralysed, she could move her fingers. i have to do exercises everyday and they help, some bubs with this never get much movement back others get all movement back. i cant help but blame myself for this happening if she didnt get stuck it wouldnt have happened. DP blames the midwife that pulled her put cos he was watching it and says she ripped her out. but in the end it happend and we are very lucky she is healthy u can look up brachial plexus palsy or erbs palsy and it will explain abit better (only if u wanted too!)


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    i'm really interested in this, so how did the episiotomy damage her arm? isnt that when they cut you?
    i'll go look it up now

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    Hello girls

    Vicky good to hear you had a good time with IL's.

    Welcome iburra!

    I'm reading everyone, but sorry for not answering everyone personally I'm sure you all understand.

    Jovie is doing the 3-5am waking and its driving me mental. She's up and feeds and starts to fall back asleep but then sits there and chats away happily. If she's in bed with us she will play with our faces and giggle... then if we put her in the cot she gets cranky and complains. So far she's only gone back to sleep for an hour & its happened the last 5 mornings I'm a tired mummy!!! She also doesn't want to nap again... gggrrrrr I told her just now that I wanted to have a sleep so she's better & she laughed

    I got spoiled yesterday, will try in the next few days to do a new avatar to have my new hairdo I love it!

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    Tara - sorry i should have worded it abit better, they had to do the episotomy on me! to get her out.

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    christy that's so weird that all these babies are doing the same thing! evie plays with my face when i put her in bed with me too and i just lurve being woken up by an eye gouge and a giggle!!
    Blanche - sorry, i did know you meant the episiotomy was on you but i thought you meant Emelia attained her injury from them cutting you. after reading all about it i think i know what you meant now - because they had to cut you and pull her out - thats when her arm was "damaged" (sorry is that the right word)...or affected...

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    Yeah because they pulled her out with so much force her nerves were damaged it just hurts me to think this could have been prevented in alot of ways but thats another lonnnng story!

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    I really feel for you and Emelia, i'm sorry that something like that happened and i wish i could do something for you.

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    Thanks Tara, i wish it didnt happen but at the same time ive very greatful we got such a wonderful healthy baby i have been talking to a lady on BB & her daughter has erbs palsy too she lives in perth so not far from me and we are going to meet up soon she is organising a picnic or something so we can meet with other parents with children with it. should be good

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    Great idea Blanche, meeting up. A week after I had Jovie I woke up with heaps of pain in my left shoulder and I couldn't move it. I went to the ER and was told I had tendenitis, and then I went to a physio who said I damaged a tendon because when I went to sleep on my arm, I stretched the tendon and because of all the relaxin in my body after birth I would have dislocated my shoulder & pinched the nerve, then it stayed that way for so long I damaged the nerve. With all my physio and work I have full movement back into my arm now, but I can't do certain things, like I can't lift a full jug with my left arm & pour... still. Its terrible but at least I have use of my arm now which is good.

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    Ooouch Christy - that must have been a bit scary. Do the think you will regain full function eventually?

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    Thats a great idea Blanche. i grew up in perth actually..not that thats really relevant! It'd be good to have a support network close by, especially if someone finds a dr or specialist thats helpful then you can all trundle along!
    Evie's just not getting any better, it actually sounds like she has a chest infection so we're off to the doctor this morning. I'm really unsure about her going on antibiotics, if it's the only option then thats ok but i hope the dr doesnt just give her them as a matter of course. she's been coughing so hard that she throws up everywhere and her eyes are bugging out of her head, poor darling. she just needs a good bowl of chicken soup
    Has anyone else's bub had to go on antibiotics? what do you guys think of them as a treatment for babies?

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    Ouch Christy that must have been very painful.

    Tara - Poor Evie, Emelia went on antibiotics when she was 2 weeks old for little pimple looking spots she had behind her legs and pretty much all in her nicks and crannys! they were pussy..my doctor gave 2 options either pop all the pimple things (cant remember wat he called it) and see if that helps or go on antibiotics,i chose #2! so i asked wat she would be going on and got alot of info about it from him. i only had to use it for 2 days as doc said use it until the spots go away. it worked very well.

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    BTW Tara i forgot to say its really good cos we already all go to the same specialist for our bubs arms at PMH its amazing how many bubs are affected by it

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    Blanche - i find it incredible that so many are affected by it! it's not good enough as far as i'm concerned, i'm sure the midwives/nurses dont do it on purpose but it just seems to be so careless..i dont know, i find it very frustrating!!
    Evie's doctor was reluctant to give her antibiotics (thank goodness). he said she most likely just has a virus so she's on some dimetapp (which i mixed with ebm and she took that fine - not the panadol palava). poor baby lets home she gets better soon!

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    TARA i feel your pain!! sophie woke this morning witha temp of 37.5 that rose to 38.5 so off to dr we went, ears are pink and throat is RED, poor bubba so of course she doent want to feed, i'm expressing like mad!! she gave up AB's but to hold off til sunday in case it's a virus, i too dont want her on ab's if it can be helped!!

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    AJP -evie went off food a bit too but i didnt want to express in case she wanted a feed and then i wouldnt have anything and i was worried she'd be too hungry to wait for me to warm up a bottle. whats worse was when she coughed she coughed so hard she threw up everything in her tummy and then i had nothing for her! but she was happy to suck for comfort. her feeding actually started picking up this evening, thank goodness. evies throat was quite red too and she's quite hoarse so i have to listen extra hard for her crying!

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    it's so hard isnt it!! hard seeing them sick. you know that it only takes 20 mins to replenish the boob after feed or expressing?????

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    how did i not know that?!?!?!?!!??! well she had a HUGE feed tonight so hopefully we're back on track!

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