Cheyenne Floyd is using her platform for good! The Teen Mom OG star opened up about her daughter Ryder's VLCAD condition and offered advice to all parents.
"Advice for all parents! Please sleep when your baby is sleep. We have to rest our bodies and mind too so we can keep our strength for them. I was always bad at listening to probably some of best sleep advice someone could give me??♀️?. From the day I brought Ryder home from the hospital, I loved watching her sleep, observing the sounds she would make, memorizing the way she would hold her arms or how she would pout her lips. When I found out she had VLCAD I would have to force myself to sleep when she did but all I wanted to do was watch her," she captioned the sweetest photo of Ryder sleeping in the hospital.
She continued, "Her condition has taught me so much! Educationally and medically I’ve gotten a crash course but it’s also taught me how to tap into my mom super powers. I’ve learned how to be an advocate for my child, how to care for her, and how to speak up for her when needed. It’s been 2.5 years and now three hospitalizations. Ryder is my heart and I would never change anything about her. I don’t think I’ll ever stop watching her sleep ❤️? We will be here the next few days making sure she gets the proper fluids and doesn’t relapse again. We appreciate all the prayers and kind words. God is so good and we are always covered in blessings."
As TMOG fans learned, the 2-year-old was diagnosed with VLCAD shortly after she was born. On the show, Cory Wharton and Cheyenne hoped to bring awareness to their daughter's condition.
In early December, Cheyenne shared that Ryder was hospitalized. She was released on Monday, December 9 and Cheyenne shared the sweetest video of the toddler learning she can go home! "First off thank you to everyone who has reached out and called on God for prayers.. this is us right after we found out Ryder could get released & we were so happy ❤️ as always I am so open with Ryder’s health journey because I want to bring awareness to what families with VLCAD face," she wrote. "When her fever first came on we stayed home to try to get it to come down, after she couldn’t hold her food down she enters a 'fasting' period and she cannot fast or she could have a metabolic crisis. I took her to the ER and they put her on an IV to get her fluids.. I didn’t know some ERs do not have pediatrics and if you need to be admitted to the proper hospital you have to go by ambulance. That was our next journey.. Ry took her first and hopefully last ride in an ambulance. We spent the night in her regular hospital..her temps kept jumping around and she was placed on a liquid diet."
"I prayed that we would wake up and she would be better. It’s the worst feeling in the world to have a sick child and to put them in more pain with all the hospital test. She woke up and still had a fever but she was eating and holding her food down so that was a good sign. Soon after her fever broke, she was able to be taken off the IV, and she looked better. The doctors believe she has a virus and we will be able to keep her in the house to let it run it’s course as long as she’s eating. People constantly ask me why do we take Ryder to the hospital for a common fever, and the answer is for her it’s not a common fever it can turn into something much worse because she is a VLCAD carrier so we will always be extremely cautious. I’m so happy we are home and she’s able to cuddle up in her own environment to fight off this virus. We are so blessed that her VLCAD is mild and this has only been our second hospitalization. Thank you again to everyone who sent in messages, text, dms, & calls. I will always continue to share our health journey ?? follow @rageregardlessry for more information about metabolic conditions & ways to help families that aren’t always as lucky. Special thank you to @zayxclusive & @remychantel09 for being my hospital buddies love you girls," she concluded her post.
As fans might know, Cory is currently filming a show for MTV and hasn't been seen in any of Cheyenne's posts. She admitted to not calling her baby daddy because she wants him to finish what he started with a "clear mind."
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