Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Hope is doing really well. She is up to 3.74 kg (8 lbs 4 oz). However, when the surgeon came by yesterday he was concerned because she was still here. He is still not convinced that she doesn't have some sort of allergy to my milk. He was concerned that we are tearing up her bowel and he doesn't want to have to remove any more of it. Long story short, we are now doing a trial of formula. We'll see how she does on it versus my breast milk. This is why we are still in the hospital. It looks like we'll probably be home on Friday now. There is some exciting news though. She went almost an entire 24 hours without her cannula. She even took a nice long nap and didn't need it. (Typically her oxygen saturation drops down into the 80s while she's sleeping. This time it only dropped down to 92%.) The problem was that she didn't eat as much that day, so the doc was wondering if she was just tired from working a little harder at breathing. So she is back on it for the time being, but I know her days with that tube are numbered. Such a big girl!


  1. Yay! I love the good news. And I was wondering if you were home yet. I know formula's not your favorite choice, but hey, if it helps... right? Natalie was on formula after 5 weeks of age (long story) and she has thrived and is almost never sick, so obviously her immune system did not suffer from a lack of breastmilk. :)

  2. I'm praying for ya'll. It's better to be ready than to have to go back. I love ya'll and Hope. God bless you and keep you well.