Thursday, January 6, 2011

This weeks appointments

Monday- Took Lulu in to the Pediatrician and found out she's gained 9 oz. since Dec. 16. We are hoping that it's enough for her to avoid the NG tube. She now weighs 10lbs 14oz. She's only gained 1 lbs. in the last month.

Thursday- Hazel goes in to make sure her helmet is fitting and to make sure her head is shaping the way it should. It's not and it's not. Her helmet is way too tight and her head is starting to look like a rubix cube again. Is that spelled right? Hazel has been helmetless for the last day because it looked like it hurt. I hope they can stretch it out because she's not due for another helmet for a couple of months.

Friday- This is the big appointment for the week. We meet with Lucy's cardiologist. Her last appointment was the middle of Dec. and that's when he put her on a 26 cal diet (20 is normal). He told us then that if she didn't gain enough weight she'd need to be put on an NG tube. If we do that she'll need to go back to the hospital for awhile. He might also schedule another cardiac cath. She's had two of these already. That would also require a little hospital time. ugg.
The weird thing is as Lucy gets bigger she's going to get sicker because she'll outgrow her shunt. They will only do Lucy's surgery once she is sick enough. So we have to get Lucy well enough to become sick so that she can get better. Follow? That's ok.

In other news Chuck is doing his Pediatric rotation and thinks that he might to do his residency in that. He's kinda been around babies a lot lately.

4 comments:

Anaise said...

Lots of appoinments.

Lots of stress.

May you sleep well and have reasons to smile each day!

LeeAnne said...

Good Luck with your appointments. I'll be praying for you and the girls.

Carlie said...

Hope it all goes ok. I'm sad you're gon, but glad you're not here soaking in all the germs. We have lotsa sickness in our house! Love ya guys!

StrawberryBlond said...

Both girlies (and you) will be in my prayers. They are so darn cute (at least from a distance).

Here's hoping your 2011 goes well and that Lucy doesn't have to get TOO sick before they make her better!