Friday, April 27, 2012

Angry vibes

I hate kaiser.....

It really has been a love/hate relationship this whole time but I am fully aboard the hate train.  Nolan's 2 week mark in cast number 2 was on Monday....does he have a new cast? No.  Why?  Because there are no appointments.  This is completely inexcusable!!!!!  If the doctor is that packed, hire another one.  But no, Kaiser is cheap and they resort to just not providing care for their patients.  I've called 4 times in the past week.  I finally called this afternoon crying hysterically to finally get through to someone who could help.  I now have an appointment for Monday and a follow-up for Weds the 16th.  I also have 2 new numbers to call "in case this happens again."  That was reassuring last time this happened.  Now I just translate it as 2 more lines someone won't answer "when this does happen again."

Cameron has been interviewing with a new company and I don't care about the money, location, or even travel.  All I care about is the insurance.  If he finds out he gets the job it would be the biggest blessing to be able to find a doctor who actually has availability.

Well I guess the schedulers ears were burning when I was writing this because he just called me with 4 appointments.  I guess I need to send some angry vibes more often.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cast number 2

I've been holding out on updating the blog for fear of jinxing Nolan's good behavior. We went to see Dr. Shoemaker on Monday night and he was pleasantly surprised how well cast #1 helped to straighten out his foot. His leg of course will be slower at correcting.

As for adjusting, He slept ok Monday crying but very fidgety. Since we co-sleep I got kicked with a heavy plaster cast all night. Plus he was up at 7:30 where he usually wakes up at 9 after a 7:00 feed. Tuesday went better. No fidgeting but he was up at 7:30 but went back down around 8:30 so I could get a shower. Hoping by tomorrow we are 100% back to normal...or as normal as is gets in the cast.

So far we haven't had to use any Tylenol for cast 2 but I do notice his patience is shorter in the cast then not casted. If something bothered him before he would fuss a little before we go straight to wailing. Other than that he has been great.

Baby wearing has also gotten way easier! He does really well in our Tula carrier (kinda like an Ergo but WAY better!). I have also been using a ring sling for quick up and downs. It's working great for short trips or quick chores around the house but he will not sleep in it. I guess he likes the big hug feeling of his carrier vs. the sling. Pictures to come of how we have been managing to baby wear with the casts!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Cast number 1 done

Last night Cam and I took of Nolan's cast number one. This time it was because we were supposed to! We get number two on tonight. In the meantime here is an update on what his little leg looks like.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The calm after the storm

Well it took 3 days. By Friday my happy boy was back. I am still trying to figure out baby wearing options but hopefully he will work with me. Please enjoy the picture that summarizes the past few days. I love how his little attitude shows through. Hopefully it doesn't grow like his mommy's big attitude.