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Sep 03, 2008
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
I called in and told the asst dir that I'm taking the day off to go be with my family. I told her that I don't like leaving them in a mess, but I have to do this. She said "you gotta do what you gotta do". She is much nicer than the director.

At our meeting last night the dir. said she's gonna start writing people up---lol---like I care.

Also, the asst. said that the dir. wanted to know "what was up with Melissa tonight". The asst. said "SHE'S PROBABLY STRESSED ABOUT HER MIL!". DUH, YOU THINK? Y'all, I am so not staying there. I've just got to convince myself that leaving there doesn't make me a quitter! I don't like quitting on my kids.

Sep 03, 2008
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
I know what you mean about "not quitting on your kids", I have stayed waaaaaay too long in a bad situation bc i didn't want to leave "my kids"....but truthfully, if you stay in a place that does not allow you to put your own family first, it's like you are "quitting" on your own family. Anyone who tries to make you put job before family does not understand how the world *should* work. I have not read all your posts about your job (not enough time) but I have read enough to wonder about this woman....seems it's all about the bottom line for her. I think you should find a place that is more family friendly.
Sep 03, 2008
Donnessa, mom to Halley born 3/10/07
Reflux (mostly) resolved at 14 months
and Addison born 8/17/09. Currently exclusively bf and on 7.5mg Prevacid
GOOD FOR YOU! I think Sharon put it beautifully. I think you should definitely find some place that is more in line with what you think is important (like your family...). Enjoy your day :-)
Sep 03, 2008
ethan's mom
Meridith, mom to Ethan born 4/23/08. Ethan was diagnosed with reflux at about 1 month. He has been on Zantac (unsuccessful) and Prevacid. He is currently taking 7.5 mg of Prevacid 2x per day, with good results. We also suspect MPI, though this hasn't been confirmed by a doctor yet.
Ethan is mostly breastfed, though we are doing one bottle of soy formula each day. We also do some homeade "solids' including, so far pears, avocado, sweet potato, and peaches.
I haven't weighed in on this whole deal so far, but I have been thinking of you and your family, and praying that everything starts to go better.
I can tell you from my 5 years experience as a manager, that two things are always true about work. First, when you work hard, and the more you are "willing" deal with, you only get "rewarded" with more work, and more to deal with. Second, if a boss can guilt someone into working, even though they themselves wouldn't work in the same situation, they will. It is easier for them to get you to come in, than to have to handle shuffling things to make it work.
That sounds pessimistic, but I didn't realize it until my husband pointed it out, and then I got off the rat race, and started to leave when the day was done. My working life was much less stressful after that.
So I guess what I am trying to say is, that in my opinion, you should focus your energies on working with the kids, while they are there, and give your best moments to your family. If you should choose to leave there, in order to accomplish this, then that doesn't make you a quitter, it shows that you are focused on the most important things and people.
Just my opinion
Sep 03, 2008
amber f
You do have to do what you got a do. Do what is best for your family. They need to understand that. (((HUGS)))
Sep 03, 2008
Melissa - Mommy to Sebastian, born 9/28/07 @ 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.75 in. At docs at 12 months: 27 pounds and 32 in! Good grief! GERD - currently on Prevacid suspension (liquid equivalent of 45 mg a day). Allergic to dairy, soy, eggs, wheat, all treenuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, peas, sesame, bananas, barley, coconut, dust, dust mite, dog, cat, latex. Seasonal allergies. Oral Allergy Syndrome (OAS). Neocate only - no solids - until further notice (drinks and loves water, too). Loves his doggie, our rescued Treeing Walker Coonhound, Louise, even though he is allergic to her. Louise will make your doctor a homemade pie if you would like her to. PHOTO: We couldn't do a cake on Sebastian's birthday, but that didn't stop him from tossing around the contents of a big bowl of popcorn! He now tries to eat it when we play with popcorn, so no more of that game.... :(
Lovely boss you got there. Hope you're feeling a little better now.
Check with your
doctor first!