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Monday, March 23, 2009


4.6 kg or 10.1 lbs

Bella is zonked out.  I had a really hard time trying to wake her to eat last night.  She is sleeping now – which is not normal for her.  She is the queen of the micro nap.

Sigh.  I should know better than to get excited when a doctor talks about discharge (or surgery or any of our other plans).  We have a new attending today who has a new idea of what is wrong with Bella.  Sigh.  Maybe a few more days.

Today Bella is having another echo done and another x-ray.  They will be messing with her formula and placing an NG tube.  They are going to lower her methadone again.  They are trying.  I understand and I appreciate it, but they are also guessing. At least it’s an educated guess.

She woke up at one point today, so I gave her a bath and got her dressed and hoped that would wake her up enough to eat.  She took an ounce and a half, not as much as I had hoped.

So for today I am hoping we get some good information from the tests and that we can get some good food into her belly.  march 23 003


Claudia said...

Still praying and hoping and being part of your journey! I know about the`s so hard. We hope and expect that the doctors know and can help. But those tiny little bodies...they can react so different. Hopefully the results from x-ray and the other tests can show the way.

Big hug,

Cammie Heflin said...

She looks beautiful!