Friday, July 9, 2010
Had a great visit with Brandt's pediatrician today . . . his cardiologist had requested some additional bloodwork and support with all his reflux meds and immunizations. We were thrilled to learn his iron, platelet and hemoglobin levels are all very strong. In addition his O2 sats were at 88, a wonderful level for him! The doctor made a few small changes to the meds to try to help with his projectile vomiting, which still seems to have no rhyme nor reason when it happens. But he feels we're on the right track with straight nursing for the most part (I am still pumping occasionally to help with supply issues--we continue to fortify any bottles with the milk free formula for additional calories) and even gradually introducing dairy back into my diet, as Brandt is currently gaining weight at the 1/2 oz per day that they would like to see. Of course, he's still behind on the weight charts, but again, he's making progress and progress is good. He currently weighs 7lb 13 oz. -- at least we should be able to hit the full one pound gained mark by the time he's 2 months old. Glenn and I found this appointment very encouraging as feeding him feels at times an exhausting process, but patience and perseverence--as with many things in life, seem to be paying off.