So, I was talking to the pediatrician today because I thought we may have thrush (turns out we we don't), and I also mentioned that I have herpes type 1 (the kind normally found on the mouth). Anyways, I was told bring her in, but my car is broken and a cab is expensive to get 25 miles. She told me to take her to the nearest ER to get checked. I did and it turned out to be an abrasion from sucking on my finger. And the ER nurse practitioner said not to worry because even if it was HSV-1, 90% of people get it by the time they're adults. She also mentioned that they wouldn't be able to treat HSV-1 in her anyways. I also found that she has gained 2oz since wed. Way more than the 1/2 oz that was expected. She's 11 days old! Anyways, after I got out of the office, I called my ped to tell her that we were seen and was told to just keep her weight check on wednesday. Anyways, after my ride picked me up and we were hanging out at my house the doorbell rang. Thinking it was UPS with my flanges for my breastpump, I hurried to the door. When I answered there were 3 people standing there from CPS. She's gained 6 ounces since she was 3 days old, and she's on her way. She's not up to BW yet, and probably won't be this week, but she's gaining! I can't believe people won't just work with me! Not a very good way to develop trust with a parent! It's not like I'm not taking care of my child or beating her! Seriously! I've done nothing but try to make sure she is okay.
I took her in yesterday and they were satisfied with her progress. She gained 4 oz, and I'm not sure what in length. The ped that I saw this time said that she's doing really well, and to just keep waking her to feed until she reaches birth weight and we see that she is gaining consistently. She said that after that I can start letting her sleep. She's pretty good at waking anyways, and she nurses constantly when awake as well. I am surprised she is gaining with her cold. I figured the gain would be less. It's not a bad cold, just some nasal congestion. The only thing the ped noticed was a diaper rash starting. I think it may be from the disposables I use every once in a while. I also got referred for "new parent support services" and a public health nurse. I said yes to the people coming, because I know that saying "no" looks bad. I told both of them on the phone that I don't know what they can teach me that I don't already know, or that I can't find the information on my own. Now I gotta clean my house really well. My friend is staying with me and said she'd clean the microwave. My house isn't dirty, but it is a bit cluttered.