I went for surgery on the 20th of Sept to get my gall bladder removed. I tried stock piling and was able to get 6 6 oz bottles saved up and I got a sample can of formula just in case. I ended up having to use that sample and since then he has at least 1-2 bottles of formula a day. I tried to do my usual pumping the day pf surgery but that was too ambitious. I was lucky to pump 10 minutes before needing to lay down and sleep. I wasn't able to hold him to nurse either. Over the next few days I was struggling to get my supply back up.
Now since the 7th of October I've been having to take care of our 3 yr old our 8 month old and my husband. He had an infection in his toe and not even 24 hrs since it started (we thought it was just a hang nail) I took him to emergency. They cut the skin on either side of his big toe and sent him home with only pain meds and no antibiotics. \not even 2 days after that I took him back to emerg because it didn't look right and they ended up taking off the whole toe nail and started him on IV antibiotics. SO then we had to go everyday for IV therapy. after a week there they sent him for a bone scan and found out that the infection had gone into the bone and he would need to continue the IV therapy for 5 weeks.
So he got a PICC line inserted and got enrolled into the home program. Well I am the one who gives him his IV antibiotic at home every day. Plus take him in 3 days a week to get his dressings on the toe changed and once a week for blood work. Did I mention we don't have a car? SO I get to borrow a friends car that I get to walk to go and pick up (this seems to be the only "me" time I get to have) Near the end of this treatment he will go in for another bone scan to see how it is and they may say he is good to go or that he needs to continue the IV therapy. Apparently they can treat bone infections for up to 3 months.
Obviously there has been a lot of stress going on and I am the one that bares it. I really don't have any help. My pumping sched has been mucked up because of all the appointments and how long they sometimes take. The emergency trips left me no pumping/nursing for 7 hrs and I would see the affects of it the few days to follow. I want to get him off the bottles of formula, they don't even seem to be adding any weight to him like what the dietician thought anyways. The beginning of sept he was 15lbs 2 oz and on the 28th of sept he was 15 lbs 11 oz. He was 7 months at that point and still hadn't doubled in weight. I'm taking him in to get weighed sometime this week. I don't know where or how many pumping sessions I should do in a day anymore or how I can find the time. His family isn't helping with anything and my mom is working so she can only help out like an hr before starting and when she is done. And for some reason my friends have just vanished. I feel so drained.