11/1/14 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Monday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 1. November 2013 19:58

Continued from 10/31/10.  It was so funny how excited my husband and I were on the day after delivery to go up to the Special Care Nursery and see FJ.  It was as if it was Christmas...we were rushing to get ready so we could be up there all day.  Nothing prepares you for the shock of all the cords and monitors while you observe your tiny son struggling to breathe.  The gasping and sucking for air he was doing was heartbreaking.  We weren't even there an hour when my husband started to silently cry while he held him.  It broke my heart - I still had not had my own meltdown but I could feel it coming.  My OB/GYN had stopped in to circumsize FJ and was shocked herself to hear he had pneumonia.  She had had no idea he had been admitted to the Special Care Nursery.  Even the ambiance of this place is alarming.  It is quiet like a library with all the lights on dim.  Only two people are ever allowed back with the parents.  You must be checked in to be allowed to enter through the locked doors and immediately wash your hands.  Parents must wear a wristband until he has safely been allowed back home.  My doctor was not able to do the circumcision because that would stress FJ out and cause him to struggle for even more air.  He was also not going to be given his first sponge bath for the same reasons.  Our poor boy was also suffering from jaundice and his immune system was still tackling the hematoma.  His white blood cell count was extremely low and it was evident he was weak and sick.  To be continued...

MONDAY

Breakfast - 

100 cal English Muffin, 1/4 cup egg whites, 1 Morning Star Veggie Bacon

1 cup fat-free organic milk

Banana

Lunch - 

2 oz. low-fat turkey, lettuce, mustard, tomato, 2 slices whole wheat bread

Fat-free yogurt

Carrots

Sugar-free jello

Snack - 

Orange

Dinner - 

1 cup low-fat baked ziti

Asparagus with fat-free feta and a drizzle of balsamic

Snack - 

100 cal pack

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