The good news--Braska broke the 12-pound mark...finally! She weighed in today at 12 lbs 4 oz, up from 11 lbs 14 oz on Monday. She was 12 lb 1 oz back at the end of February, just before surgery...at 3 months old. Amazing.
The hard reality--Because this gain has come during the time that she's been on the tube (since Tuesday very early morning), the point has been confirmed that she needs to have a supplement method. Unfortunately, we can't continue with the NG much longer, for several reasons. So we've made an appointment with a gastroenterologist at StL Children's Hospital to look at transitioning to a G-tube, hopefully mic-key style. That's set for 07/12/07, so we'll see. I've got mixed feelings, but I think it's the right thing to do in the end. I kind of wish we'd have done it before, but we kept hoping we could get her to just take enough on her own. She's come so close, but just can't seem to stay consistent.
So for now, she'll remain on NG. She's leaving it alone pretty well since it's not in her line of sight. Wish we'd have thought of that before... She's happier, more playful, and less content to just hang around. Guess that's what happens when she's getting fed properly. Wow...another feather in the mom cap. Glad we caught it before she got really sick, thank goodness.