My baby girl and I have been fighting through ER visits, pediatricians, infant gastro specialists, and numerous LC's. Green frothy diapers with large amounts of blood, strict elimination diet, threat of a baby that is allergic/sensitive to everything, even MY breastmilk... Fussing for hours on end, and nursing in between fussing for hours on end. Bleeding, demolished nipples, PPD, thrush... The only thing we were blessed with was minimal healthy weight gain, but that was also our curse, since all the Dr.'s we were seeing seemed to be wielding that against me, saying it was my breastmilk that was the problem and she needed to be put on formula immediately.
One week post-revision (ULT and PTT) and I'm finally getting to enjoy a happier, more content 7 wo baby girl! Thank you, Dr. Mast (Helena, Mt.) and Melissa Bentley for helping make this happen! She's gone from 10 lbs 8 oz. to 11 lbs since revision, we are sleeping for almost the entire time between stretches at night, and I can feel my milk production has begun to increase! She is baby-babbling on a whole new level with all sorts of new sounds and confidence. Kristen Wolfe Blanding with my local LLLI (Billings, Mt.), thank you for your guidance and for sending me to Kristen and Dr. Mast!! It has been a long road for 6 weeks, but this is definitely light at the end of the tunnel! I am so thankful we knuckled down and got through surgery and are sticking to our 6 stretches a day even though it's rough on both baby and me, it is so worth it already. Two more weeks of PT and I can't wait to see where we are at. My horrible PPD feels like it is in my past now that I can feed my girl and not blame myself for the difficulties we faced. We still have a lot of healing to do, inside and out, but we were so very well taken care in this that it feels pretty blissful around here smile emoticon
I hope that this can give some other moms and families that are questioning revision or struggling through ties a little hope! The struggle is heartbreaking in so many ways, but there is help out there! Don't give up, the tears shed, the blood shed, the pain, the hours... This little smiling face is the best reward ever. And I know you all have little smiling faces that 100% deserve you fighting for them and their health, and you are doing great no matter where you are in your struggle!! You're amazing mommies (and daddies!) and you are doing your best! Keep at it, it's so worth it!!
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