I have a 16 month old daughter and a 13 week old son and clearly I wasn’t busy enough with being 20 years of age and having two children with 13 months apart, the big fellow decided to chuck a whole bunch of health problems in with my youngest. Started with not being able to feel his movements from 30 weeks onwards I ended with a c-section at 38 weeks. He was breastfed to start with and doing well but come 8 weeks old everything went down hill. He started loosing weight eventually getting below his birth weight and the bond between mum and son was brought to an end when I was advised to stop breastfeeding. I had never felt so alone in so long. He continued on formula with no results, he continued to have no progress with his weight. Now three months old and only weighing in at 4 kilos (born 2.8kilos) he has daily weighins, weekly check ups with the dietitian and daily visits from the children drs. If all that was not enough for me to handle, he has now been diagnosed with hydrocephalus and has a shunt put in next fortnight. Would never have thought that having children would be so hard. Hopefully he will start gaining weight and be chubby just like his sister.
Posted by angelica93, 29th November 2013