I jokingly told the nutritionist that in two weeks I would call her and get permission to increase Summer's formula again.....she chuckled and said "we'll see about that". Well, today marked two weeks....I actually called yesterday. Summer's bum, which is usually very red, blistered and rashy, (from the liquid diet and the usually constant diarhea) has been crystal clear for over 2 1/2 weeks now! This is a new record for her :) One of the big signs of her body not tollerating the amount of formula we give her is the rashes and/or skin breakdown from the loose stools. I figured it was safe to ask, so I did....they said, YES :) I turned her formula up to 70 ML's per hour and she seems to be doing just fine :) In fact, in the past few weeks, she has gone for 5-6 hours during the day without any stools....again, a record....she used to poop at least 10-12 times daily!
To sum up, she is at 70 ML's per hour and needs to get to 85-90....we have clinic in 2 weeks where we can hopefully up it another 5 ML's, making it 75...then 2 weeks later, another 5, and 2 weeks after that, another 5, making 85.....this is my plan....hopefully Summer's bum cooperates :)
I can't wait to get that IV out of her body.....I feel sad every time I see her belly and chest with all the scars....my hubby just reminds me it is better to have the scars than to not have her! Amen! :)
Cute bath baby... my sister found this tub for Summer...perfect for the non-water-proof baby :)