Hope's GI doc was very pleased with her weight gain. She was up to 8 lbs 12 oz. This was up 7 oz from her discharge weight 5 days earlier. She is doing well on the Elecare, but I was cleared to add in a couple of nursings per day, so I've started that. We will see how she does on this combo. If it works, I'll be very happy and feel like we've reached a good compromise. We go back to see the GI guy on the 28th. If all is well and she is continuing to gain weight, he will have her broviac removed. I'll be so excited to finally be able to give my 7 month old a bath!
Hope's appt with the urologist also went well. She has a grade 2.5 - 3 reflux with one of her kidneys. She has about a 60% chance of outgrowing this. We will continue with the daily low-dose antibiotic for now. She has another ultrasound in 6 months and another dye study in December.
The last appt of the day was to have her eyes checked. The doctor was very pleased with how they looked. She was not worried yet about her propensity to cross her eyes. She said that as long as it was not all the time and she was able to self-correct, she was just going to consider it "baby eyes". Good. She did remark that she didn't think Hope was as near-sighted as most babies. This leads her to believe that she may actually wind up far-sighted as she grows. She again reiterated that Hope will likely be one of those little kids that needs glasses.
We were pretty pleased with how things turned out. And I'm pretty excited that we might not be having as many doctor appts as I had anticipated. Life might even start seeming pretty normal. Keep in mind that "normal" with 5 kids is going to be pretty busy, so don't expect posts to be very frequent anymore. We will try to update periodically, but I'm not finding a lot of time to be on the computer at this point. Thanks for continuing to keep us in your prayers.