Wednesday, June 4, 2008

GI Report

We ventured into Birmingham early this morning to meet with our awesome pediatric GI... he's one of those doctors you feel comfortable with immediately and who acts like he has all the time in the world to discuss your child with you. Those are the best doctors.

Our new plan of action is to give Noah a medication that will encourage his stomach to empty into his small intestine a little more quickly. The faster we get food out of his stomach, the less likely it is to come back out the other way! We have another medication to try in a couple of weeks, if necessary, that will calm the nausea center of his brain.

We also talked about formula changes for when Noah is past 12 months... which made me realize that he is going to be ONE YEAR old in just 2.5 months! I can hardly believe it!

Perhaps the biggest development after this appointment was trying the "bolus feed". When we use the feeding pump, we usually feed Noah over the course of 1 hour. With the bolus feed, we can give him over the course of about 10 - 15 minutes. The fear of him vomiting remains, but, if we can get his stomach calmed down, it would revolutionize my day!

We head to New Haven, CT, tomorrow to see Uncle Nick and Aunt Beth for the first time since Christmas... not looking forward to the long plane ride (please pray for no public throw-ups!) but can't wait to see them!!!


Gina Dankel said...

What a sweet picture.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful sweet angel.

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying! KK is being induced tomorrow-- I'll call you as soon as baby fabb's is here!Love you, D


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