Since the second round of vomiting, they've been going up very slowly on her feeds. Right now she's getting continuous feeds at 17cc/hour. That's about 2/3 the total volume of milk she was getting before this recent craziness. We also haven't been able to work on taking a bottle for about a week. Lost time. Super frustrating.
In other news, it has become apparent that Bonnie is having a lot of pain from acid reflux. She'll be fast asleep and then start crying and get all sad-faced like she's hurting. They checked her gastric (stomach) pH several days ago and ended up increasing her dose of Zantac (which she's been on from day 1). That may have helped some, but they checked her pH again today because she still seemed to be in pain. It was around 2 and they like it to be at 5 (lower numbers=higher acidity=ouch), so they added some Prilosec. Hopefully that'll help.
Also, with all the IV fluids and whatnot, Bonnie has gotten puffy over the last several days. She's been gaining weight too quickly for it not to be water weight, and her lungs sounded wet. Soooo to remedy this, she got a dose of Lasix today. Over the next couple hours, she peed off almost 8 ounces of fluid. I can't think of a clever analogy to illustrate how much that is, but trust me when I say it's a lot when you only weigh 9 pounds.
Here are some pictures from the past few days.
|Henry in a tree. He was looking at me and doing his "surprised face".|
|My little monkey.|
|I love this guy.|
|Please note the legwarmers. This is Bonnie's Jane Fonda look.|
|Hmmm, does something look different? Something missing, perhaps?|
|That's right! No oxygen!|
|Chillin on an exercise ball with no oxygen. Occupational therapy is cray-zay.|
Please continue to pray for little Bonnie Bee. She does seem to be feeling better the past couple days, but we really need to get going again on the eating and weaning. She'll be eleven weeks old in two days. Time to get on outta here.