Bella’s GI visit went well. Her feeds were increased (again). Her lab results showed that she is still very anemic. We got to talking and started wondering where iron is absorbed. So she checked google – gotta love that! And sure enough it’s not where she is getting her iron supplement. So we changed that. We are hoping that will help. More tests were ordered though because this has been a chronic problem.
But on the wonderful side – she gave her blessing to the swallow study. AND…if that goes well, we are going to start feeds in her tummy for one hour a day. Be still, my heart! I’m actually beginning to think that one day this little girl is going to be up walking around and eating just like the rest of us. One baby step at a time. Bella will show us what she can do.