Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Slowly but Surely

Today was a rather uneventful day up until just a few minutes ago.  Natalie and I made another trip to the hospital to visit Kylee and feed her.  Kylee has been spitting up rather frequently and this has the medical team observing her for now.  They are under the impression that this is just because she is premature and hasn't mastered the art of sucking, swallowing, and breathing all at once yet.  One of Kylee's nurses last night told Natalie that Kylee appeared to be gassy and in her experience this gas has led to the problems Kylee is experiencing.

The nurse suggested that we inquire about giving Kylee a dose of Mylicon to see if that helps her at all.  Kylee did spit up after Natalie and I fed her; however, it was before she received her dose of the medicine.  When we talked to Kylee's nurse a few minutes ago, we were told that Kylee drank 31 cc of milk from a bottle and spit up maybe 1 or 2 cc afterwards.  This is the most milk Kylee has ever taken in one feeding by mouth and successfully kept down.  Hopefully, the nurse from last night was right and we may be getting things figured out.

The only other noteworthy news item is Kylee's weight.  She is up to a whopping 4 pounds and 7.5 ounces (2.02 kilograms)!!

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