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Sarah Update

Hi all,
There are a couple of you on this list who we have not talked to yet about Sarah, so for a brief recap, she has not been gaining weight over the past few weeks.  She was born at 7-4, and had been 7-11 for about three and a half weeks.  She gained three ounces this week, so she's up to 7-14, but she's already over two months old and should be gaining quite a bit more.

We've done a lot of testing and everything has come back normal.  So, today at her appointment, the pediatrician said that she would like to put Sarah in the hospital for a few days to monitor how much milk she is taking in and to insert a feeding tube (nasally) if necessary.  She is also referring us to a pediatric gastroenterologist that flies up from Seattle to Anchorage during the year.  I'm not sure when that appointment would be yet.

So, we're home today and tomorrow morning we'll go back to the doctor.  For the next 24 hours, I'm exclusively bottle feeding so that we can measure exactly how much she is taking in and feeding her every 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  If there is weight gain, I think that the doctor would be open to continuing to feed her at home, but otherwise, we'll go with hospitalization where they can help her gain some weight.

Please keep us all in your prayers.


Posted on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 07:11PM by Registered CommenterBrian Rozell in | CommentsPost a Comment

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