Thursday, March 22, 2007

Mommy report: Minimal gain

We saw Dr. Y, the pediatrician, today. Braska had the basic 4-month check and shots. She did great with the shots, just like at 2 months. Fussed very little, and she hasn't had any problems this evening, which is great.

She gained from 10 lbs 15.6 oz yesterday pre-feed to 11 lbs 0.5 oz pre-feed today. Not much, but I'll take it. We're going to try to get her to take as much as possible, but she still won't have anything to do with a bottle...only nursing for this girl now. We will go back for another weight check next week.

He also ordered some blood work, which we'll do tomorrow. We're going to try her without one of her meds (for reflux) to see how she does. He did hear a bit of a heart murmur today that he didn't hear last week, so he wants us to see the surgeon again the week after next to repeat an echo for comparison to make sure all is ok. We also need to see the cardiologist up here next week, as well as setting up appointments with a gastroenterologist and a dietician at the Down Syndrome Center in St. Louis. That's alot of appointments... but we'll manage.

So the trip to StL that was going to be this coming Monday to see MY surgeon for follow-up will be moved to the next week so that we can coordinate our appointments in the same trip.

We will be getting the official discharge from home health as well. Further weight checks will be done in Dr. Y's office since she's doing better and the weather isn't a factor anymore.

Lastly, her therapies for motor development and PT/OT will be starting in the next week or so....because I have too much time on my hands and need more to do. HA! Good thing she's worth all this effort!!!


  1. I hope you are feeling better! And WTG Braska on the weight gain :-)

  2. Each time I look at her, I smile.

  3. ANY weight gain is GOOD weight gain! It's better than a kick in the head!!

    Not sure where you are in IL, but have you been go GiGi's Playhouse???

  4. Every little bit counts! You keep doing a good job and eating really nice for your mommy, it will make her so happy! And tell her HI for me. And about the pool and the ducks, you are very lucky, and you are going to have so much fun this summer. Maddy will show you how to float in the big purple hippo, it is very cool. karen

  5. Good Job Nebraska!!! keep gaining and making, not just Gra'ma c smiles. Your blog brightens my day too.

    Love you,
    Michelle n.


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