Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Hope's GI doc decided that she was growing and should have her tube pulled up into her tummy today. Then she got to start eating out of a bottle. To start, she got 30 ml every 3 hours. Now that she's shown she can handle that, she gets to go up to 45 ml every 3 hours. Every time her bottle feeds go up, the amount they give her through the tube goes down. I'm not sure exactly when she'll get off the tube, but it shouldn't be too far out. Next week I should be able to start nursing her. We should also be coming home sometime next week. However, it has been decided that Hope will need to get lipids 3 times per week while at home. This means we'll hook her up to her broviak at night and it will run while we're sleeping. Not terribly thrilled about having to mess with this, but we are going to be happy to be out of the hospital. We'll keep you posted on when that will be exactly.