Thursday, August 28, 2008

Confusion

I don't have much time to spew about all my emotions and craziness, so here's the down and dirty update.

The insurance company drug things out then simply said it is not within our policy to cover medical transport. It was insanely frustrating process, which did not improve by bicoastal phone conversations with the DH. Regardless, the waiting is over and we are moving forward.

The babies need to be on monitors, as they are still having occasional spells. Commerical airliners will not permit the monitors due to FAA regulations about interference with communications. That leaves the only option as driving.

My husband will come back to western New York after the holiday weekend. His father will also be here. The three of us will take the babies in our new van across the country. Please pray that it won't be too many days.

The fruit babies will probably be discharged to me tomorrow and we will stay with our friends until after the holiday weekend. It's a little daunting for me to tackle 2 babies all by myself.

Oh, and to top it off ... Peaches had been nursing fairly well and now has decided she is nipple confused. Oh yeah, big time. I offer her the breast and she spits it out and screams. I can get her to nurse with a nipple shield, but I still have to pump too. Plus, Plum finally had latched and actually nursed twice, but he too now refused to latch. The lactation consultant feels that once we get to California and settled there is a good chance they will remember the right things and we can get back on track, but that all the stress isn't helping things. So, it's pumping in the car and bottles for this cross country trip. Boy are there going to be some lucky truckers that get an eye-ful!

I'll let you know when we make it to the other side!

11 comments:

Lori said...

Godspeed, Amy.

I envision you settled in your unpacked home, loving your healthy babies and getting 4 hours of sleep at a time, a few times a day.

wheelsonthebus said...

Does she spit out both nipples or just one? My boys both went through a phase of rejecting one side.

Looking forward to having you out here.

bleu said...

I had to use nipple shields for the same reason. It is hard and I am so sorry hun.
Wishing you a speedy, smooth, memory making trip across country.

My Reality said...

I hope the trip goes smoothly!

Geohde said...

Good luck driving your precious fruit cross country,

J

chicklet said...

I'm sorry I havent been around lately, I had no idea what you were going through. That you have to drive them on your own (meaning no medical help), that's just insanity. Wishing you lots of clear roads and smooth sailing. Hoping for it for you.

Sticky Bun said...

I'll be thinking of you as you make the trek--I hope everything goes smoothly and that you're settled in on the left coast in no time.

Magpie said...

Oy. Good luck with your trip. And everything else.

singletracey said...

Thinkingo of you and the babies and hoping the drive will be quick!

docgrumbles said...

Oh my! I wish you the best of luck with the trek!

Ms. Planner said...

Bon voyage Miss Amy and her precious fruit babies! I hope the road is smooth and that you are settled in sunny California in no time. So ALL of you can relax and get settled into the daily rhythm of life together under one roof. Thinking of you and wishing the safest, speediest journey.