Monday, April 9, 2007
Mommy report: Rotavirus
Yes, that's right...rotavirus it is. They decided this morning that Nebraska's acute issue is due to rotavirus. Click on rotavirus for more info, if you'd like. She has been doing better today, but still has a long way to go. She does have a bit more energy today, but nothing like the wiggles and squirms of recent days. She is one hungry little thing, though, and has been eating very well today. She took a bottle three different feedings today, each time taking more than she's ever taken from a bottle. The only catch is that she won't take it from me, but Grandma C has been taking that task and Braska takes it well from her.
They have decided, with the info we have currently, that her weight loss was in fact due to her not getting enough food. So once again, doctors right, RK wrong... shocking, right? Not at all. She apparently was eating enough to not feel hungry and then she stopped. Isn't that what they're always recommending anyway!?! Maybe that's just for adults... So we're aiming to really get the hang of this bottle thing so we can know she's getting enough.
She also was seen by the cardiologists today and another echo was done. Things look good. The arrhythmia from last night was apparently due to the distress of the acute problem, but not related to the previous repairs of the surgery. They did finally discontinued her Lasix, which I'm pleased about considering the dehydration issues. We'll be seeing a cardiologist that specializes with DS soon.
That's the info for today... we appreciate all your support more than we can express.