Thursday, April 30, 2009

surgery is scheduled

ryan's ostomy take  down surgery is scheduled for may 12th, so he will be put back together then and no longer have his insides out.  he will be thrilled to not have people poking his belly and changing that darn ostomy bag all the time. he is also getting a g-tube placed, so hopefully no more feeding tubes taped to his face.
Otherwise, he continues to gain weight and is now 5 & 1/2 pounds.  Total bilirubin is down to 6.5 and feeds are up to 8mL/hr and so far so good--if I was superstitious, I'd cross my fingers, but I'm not, so I'll just rejoice and be hopeful he tolerates this.  And, as usual, he couldn't be cuter.

Nora's doing OK.  she's just started spitting up a lot and is acting uncomfortable.  The visiting nurse came out today and thinks it's reflux or normal baby stuff.  If it's an upset tummy it could be the fortifier or the vitamins she gets--or possibly the type of bottle we are using.  she's gaining weight, but not as quickly as she should.  We have a pediatrician appt tomorrow, so we'll see how that goes.

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