Friday, November 14, 2008

NO PICTURES PLEASE...

WARNING... This post is concerning Poop so you may want to just skip this one! Well, one of my other concerns with Annabel has been her very long term use of laxatives. Specifically, Miralax what she is taking now and has been for about a year and half if not longer. If you read the warnings it says not for children and also not to be on it longer than several days. Also, Annabel has been taking the adult dosage of this medicine for over a year. I have also been told by other moms that this is basically antifreeze. I have tried natural remedies, tons of prune juices and fruits, Activia w/prune, cereal with prune and other over the counter remedies. It has been brought to my attention the benefits of breast milk and all it could possibly do for her. We began using breast milk about 8 days ago and was still adding the Miralax but slowly weening her off. The last two days she has had no Miralax with the breast milk and today she had two beautiful loose diapers. You can thank our nurse from stopping me taking pictures of this historic event. Annabel never has diarrhea or loose stools. I am praying that this is one of the benefits of breast milk.
UPDATE ON POTTY TRAINING: While on this potty subject since Annabel has been sick with all her oxygen needs we have been lax on her potty chair activities. This week I decided to put her back on and immediately she did both her business right away and then proceeded to clap so happily for herself. So we have been putting her on the potty and then cathing her. Just wanted to let you know she has not lost this skill and we are so proud of this.
MAJOR THANK YOUS....these are for Connie who strongly told me about the benefits of breast milk and the good things that can come from this. (Being an adoptive mom, I never really research this for my older 5 children) She also helped me join Milkshare and navigate this site. She also shared a couple of her contacts. I hope these mommy's aren't offended if we call them Annabel's new milk mommies! They are Lyanna, Michele and Tamara. What a gift that these mothers are offering so my precious Angel can have a healthier, more natural nourishment for her fragile body. Annabel continues to bring me more blessings than I could have ever imagined.

14 comments:

Mashel said...

Hi, I found your blog from the "praying for angels" site and I wanted to tell you what an amazing woman you are. I think it is great that you have adopted a special needs child. She is so incredibly blessed to have you. I too am trying to adopt a set of twins through the foster care system that we have had since they were 4 days old. One of them has special needs. We aren't sure exactly the extent of his issues. I think that you are an amazing mom. Keep up the great work. Did you know of her issues when you got her.

Laurie said...

Hi Cathy,

I am so glad to hear that Annabel is getting some help with pooping. It must make her feel better too. Praying for you sweet friend, and so thankful that you have people turning you on to the things that are helping her. You are doing an amazing job of raising Annabel and I will continue supporting you with my prayers. I love you girl.

Love and Hugs, Laurie in Ca.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

I hear some Connie up in this post. Thank God for breast milk! Liquid gold!
Yay for poop.

Alyssa's Mom said...

Yeah for milkshare!! Glad to hear all systems are a go!! Your are such an encouragement to me in the way that you are like a decetive regarding these various issues...you don't allow roadblocks to stand in your way. Just as you feel blessed to have Anabel is she is rqually blessed to have you!!

Alyssa's Mom said...

Can you tell we had a rough night last nght I had intended to call you a detective not defective or whatever I mispelled in my last comment. Anywho very pleased that things are showing signs of imporving.

Jenna said...

Yeah for breastmilk!!! I nursed Logan for 30 months, but we are still having constipation issues(started at 11 months)Im so glad these other mommies are able to help, what a special thing for Anaabel!

Anonymous said...

Yea for Milk Mommies, yea for Heart Mommies (Adoptive Mommies) and yea for Tummy Mommies (Birth Mommies). God's hand is at work bringing up all together! Annabel's mission has always been such, and she is just wonderful at it!

May said...

I call them Milk Angels! Yes breast milk really helps Vera to poop more easily. I'm blessed too with Milk Angels who give them to her too. I think after BM for a while she will not need the laxative anymore! Do update us!

Tamara said...

Oh Cathy what wonderful news! Oh I bet she was so so so proud of herself and felt so good to release that yucky toxins all locked up! YEAHHHH POOP! She needs a little t-shirt that says that! ;0) Glad that she has not lost her potty touch either! I miss her so and you too! Thinking and praying for you my sweet friend!

Advocare Teresa In Beaumont said...

I found your site on Blogosphere. You have touched my heart. I believe that Breast milk is magical. My 4 year old still is nursing. Since she is older, of coure I no longer need my breast pump and was planning to sell it. But now, since I still am producing, I am going to look into becoming a donor.

Congratulations on the Poo! I have pictures of Poo in my cel phone - it is big news around my house. I have found a children's Probiotic that my daughter takes everyday. It's a strawberry flavored powder. It was very helpful when my daughter's system got all messed up after she had to take antibiotics. You can add it to Breast milk or just take it like a pixie stick.

Email me if you wuld like to know more.

Thank you for the beautiful stories and pictures.

Anonymous said...

HI I just clicked over to your blog from ?? whereever and noticed this entry. I brought home my boy thru adoption post foster care and we had a delightful (NOT) time dealing with constipation which he was on lactulose for. It wasnt working and I have had him on a large teaspoone of ground flax and he is cured. WE had awful days every 4days and now its been one bad day since june 19th. BTW i havent read more of your blog so i dont know what you have tried -but this is my 10 cents worth
Joyce

Anonymous said...

In our home we cheer the self made poos, they are a signs of a great day ahead. I am so proud of all you do for our sweet angel. Hope to see her soon.

Edie

Laurie said...

Just stopping in this afternoon to let you know I am thinking about you and Annabel and praying for things to continue to improve for our Sweetie. How have you been doing in the new house? Hoping your weekend is a good and restful one. I love you girl.

Laurie in Ca.

Rebekah said...

Miralax does not equal antifreeze. I asked my son's gastro doc about this once and she says it basically passes through while doing its job, anyway, and is not absorbed into the bloodstream.

My son Ricky (now 13) has been on 3x the adult dose for more years than I can remember (I think around 6) and it has been nothing but helpful for him. In fact, if he were not on it, he'd be dead from a bowel blockage by now, I am positive.

Just wanted to throw out my $.02 (sorry I am late).