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Old 07-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #33
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Re: Ruby Mamas Chat: July 18-July 25

Originally Posted by edens_mom View Post
Ok, bad mom moment. I haven't been doing a particularly good job cleaning around Anna's stump, but it has been getting air and hasn't gotten wet. Just noticed today though (day 5) that it STINKS and it's greenish... I was dabbing around it with alcohol and a q-tip and I think it would come off if encouraged it a bit more, but underneath the stump her belly button still looks fresh and unhealed. What should I do? It's too late to call the ped today, but we have our first appt Wednesday morning.
THIS time the nurses at the hospital told me to do nothing to the stump...they change their recommendations often! I don't know that I have any suggestions to help the stink/green (alcohol can't hurt IMO though), but just wanted to you know that you were caring for her cord stump just like my nurses told me to this time around
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