Saturday, November 15, 2008

Itty Bitty

These were the words of the dietician on wed. when I asked how Teag looked for 8 months. "Itty Bitty" Not exactly what I was looking for considering that we spend most of the day figuring out new ways to get her to eat more! Most of the time Teag is able to weigh in right around the 5th percentile for age but now she's dropped to 0%! She is 8 months old in a week and weighed in at 13lbs 13oz gaining at a rate of about 1/4 oz per day. (They want her to gain 1 oz/day) The plan for now is to focus more on solids and try to give her 2-3 'meals' a day in addition to her formula. I know that putting the NG back in is always an option, but I don't even want to think about that yet...

The last few days Teag hasn't been feeling too well, extra fussy and throwing up 1,2 or even 3 times a day. I'm going to watch her over the weekend and see how she does, so far no fever and she's eating ok. She has a cardiologist appt. on wed. and I'm anxious to see how things look on the inside. Whenever she's acting a little off its hard not to think that its a heart issue.

Monday Teag has an evaluation for eating therapy. Then we'll start going once a week for that in addition to her twice a week physical therapy. She'll also get her first RSV shot of the season next week and see the cardiologist. Busy week!


The Hands said...

Thanks for the new info. I've been wondering how Teagan has been doing. Wish we could see that little girl. Natalie will join Teag at the 5th percentile I'm affraid. I think it's a genetic thing. ;-) I hope she starts to enjoy eating and I will keep praying for you all.

Katie said...

How'd last night go? I hope well and Teags is eating better...pulled the NG out here and now she's being a total stinker again. Regretting that I pulled it. I wish these 2 would stop working against us like this! They have ESP I think! Hope you have a relaxing, nice Sunday today.

Anonymous said...

When can you start giving her table food? She would probably like that a whole lot more & you could fatten her up easier. Hang in there.
Love to all ,
Aunt Karen