Thursday, October 27, 2011
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
The worst part about having a preemie with a chromosome abnormality is that things never seem stable. Wendy was able to maintain her body temp for a few days then her heat lamp had to be turned back on, and now today it's off again. Yesterday they said I couldn't try to breast or bottle feed and now today I can. Yesterday Wendy had a bit of a rough day, spitting up constantly, however I think it's either the vitamins they started her on or the Amoxicillin (because I'm allergic to that too) that's causing her tummy to be upset. Speech said yesterday they think she may have severe reflux but today she took 8mL for the speech therapist fine. The doctor still ordered a suck/swallow test for next week where they'll look and see if/how she is swallowing in an xray. Another problem is she's not growing as much as they'd like. I'm hoping things will even out soon so she will be closer to coming home. For now it's still just one day at a time.