Monday, January 19, 2009

On hold

I just spoke to our pediatrician.

She doesn't think we need a G-Tube yet. (Though she did say she wished we STILL had one. *cue more guilt*)

She's encouraged that he does so well with solids. She wants to push more solid food. As many as three times per day.

She said she wouldn't tell other people this, but for us, she recommneds adding a few mls of olive oil to his vegetables and a little sugar to his fruits.

He is drinking enough breastmilk to stay hydrated, which is good. She wants me to try a sippy cup or an open mouth cup as well. I have a few sippy cups but I REALLY don't see that happening just yet. I'll discuss it with the OT tomorrow.

The most important thing was that she feels like we have a few choices before we take a drastic step. That made me feel better.

She's willing to accept not-great weight gain, but it has to improve from where it's been. Which I agree. She wants 2 or 3 oz a week. Of course, if we hit that, I'm going to have the smallest 1 year old in history, but I'm trying not to think about that. I'm just trying to focus on the journey, not the destination.

Wish us luck.



chipz95 said...

Trish - I hope those suggestions work for you guys! Saying lots of prayers they will help!!!

Take care of yourself!

Stacie said...

I am glad there are still options to try before the g-tube. Sending love your way...


Anonymous said...

I have been lurking here for ages, and have never posted before. I have a friend, who like you had a very early baby. She was born at 1lb12oz, almost 1 year ago in Feb. She now weight 11lbs10oz. The Dr's aren't concerned at all, because she is continuing to gain. Don't lose hope and faith that this too shall pass, and before you know it, it will be a distant memory. He's hitting all is milestones, and is otherwise healthy. You are a wonderful mommy, and he is very lucky to have you.

Amy said...

I so hope those help!

Rachel said...

I really hope Robbie takes to his solid food quickly. It's great that the pediatrician is willing to try all the alternatives.

Heidi said...


As far as the guilt goes about the g-tube: you didn't have a crystal ball to show you the future. You made an educated decision based on the information you had at the time. Don't feel guilty.

I hope solids are the key. Thinking of you both and sending eating vibes.

Valerie said...

I'm sorry you're still having so much trouble, Trish. Sending strength and prayers that things get better each day.


Tracy said...

I've been wondering what was going on. I'm glad you have some more options before surgery.
((hugs)) and prayers

Me said...

Please know there's at least one loving infertile woman in Ohio rooting for you and your little man!!!