Wednesday, August 2, 2006

9.5 weeks old today

Grayson weighs 4 lbs this morning and I get to try to breastfeed today

Kaitlyn weighs 2 lbs 15 oz and they are going to try her on a special prescription formula today. She is "dumping" - putting out more than she is taking in right now. They believe that this may be due to her NEC surgery and her ileostomy. Just pray that she starts gaining weight and growing. She has a strong will to survive and she is such a fighter. It hurts me to see her struggle so much.

She was NPO for 3 days and lost a few ounces. Kaitlyn is being fed 10 ccs every 3 hours. How can my baby girl grow like that? She loves her bottle and wolfs it down in just a few minutes. Then she looks around like "where is the rest of it mom?" It just makes me want to cry.

Grayson is getting 35 ccs every 3 hours. He is not too crazy about his bottle but will take it if he has to. The nurses say he has "lazy white boy syndrome". Tomorrow the lactation consultant is coming for his 5 o'clock feed and I am going to try and breastfeed him for the very first time. They took him off his amonophyline as of midnight last night. They say he may be in an open crib by the weekend with a target date of coming home in about 3 or 4 weeks.

I am so worried about Kaitlyn. She has struggled so much since she was born. It scares me, how little she still is.

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