Monday, October 18, 2010

Weigh in 10/18

Hope gained 50 grams today, making her 2185 or 4 lbs. 13 oz. Five lbs, here we come! Her blood work is still off, but they are stymied about why. The echocardiagram they performed this afternoon showed that her heart is normal and does not have infection. So tomorrow they will be doing a bunch of lab work, possibly including a lumbar puncture. Oh, but the labs they did on the stool showed that she is not dumping (failing to absorb the nutrients she needs) so they are progressing her feeds by 1 ml every 12 hours. She is currently at 28 ml every 3 hours. Please keep praying for her that they will figure out what's going on. Thanks!


  1. loved the video's. she is such an amazing little hopester! did the "not dumping" mean she is holding in all her nutrients, as in a good thing?

  2. Yes, that's right. It means they keep upping her feeds. She's going up by 1 ml every 6 hours now. She should hit full feeds in another 2 and 1/2 days.