Gabi is doing great. Her feeds are the biggest challenge for us now. We have an appt at CHW with the feeding specialists in March, but Dr. Rao’s nurse is trying to pull some strings and get her in sooner. She turns a dark purple when she is gagging and choking on her spit up and then coughs and sputters out the throw up. Sometimes it is just a small spit up that eventually makes its way out, but other times it is projectile and shoots out of her mouth so far that it if baby puking was an olympic sport, Gabi would cerainlty get the gold medal! The kids cheered her on this morning and gave her a quick gold medal ceremony. We found it hilarious or maybe we were just delirious. A little of both.
I was trying to get clearance over the phone to try adding rice cereal to the formula to thicken it up a little so it wouldn’t come back up as easily. Never got the clearance because they want her to see the GI doc and feeding clinic first, but guess what? Yes, I tried it. I knew it wouldn’t hurt her so I went with my motherly instincts and went for it. Well, it didn’t help anyway. The spit up and vomit was just thicker too. Oh well. A for effort, right?
She is getting big and a lot stronger. Therapies have started and are helping her a great deal. I check her sats often and they are hanging in the mid- 80’s which is excellent for Gabi! She is doing well… we are quite blessed.