Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Just One Of Those Days...

Today was one of those days where just wanted to break down and cry. Wendy's bag came off four, yes FOUR, times today. She's been terribly gassy. And I found a lump underneath her arm this morning.

I called her pediatrician and they said they could see her today. However, we didn't get to see her normal doctor, we had to see another pediatrician that works in the same practice. He said, for now, the lump doesn't feel like anything to worry about. It's probably a gland swollen and irritated from her apnea monitor probes rubbing against it. More good news was they checked her ears and throat and she still doesn't seem to have caught the viral infection I had.

The downside, she has only gained 4 ounces in the past month. A baby should gain about 16 grams a day. There are approximately 28 grams in an ounce. So in 4 weeks (28 days) a baby should gain roughly 16 oz, which is 2 lbs, which is 4 times what Wendy has gained. I'm calling her nutritionist tomorrow so we can set up a new feeding plan to try to get this baby growing!

Hopefully tomorrow won't be so tough. I'm hoping to get more good news from her occupational and physical therapists. They both come to work with her tomorrow.

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