Our spunky little girl decided to be quite the show off today. Overnight she took 55 mL by bottle with her feeds, which is close to half. Then at her 10 am feed she took 59 mL, and we decided to try a bottle from home at 2:00- huge success! She took all but 10 mL of the full feed!
With that the doctor decided to adjust her feeding schedule- instead of starting 114 mL every four hours, they started 80 mL every three so that she could have a better shot at taking complete feeds orally. We started that at 4:45 this afternoon, and she took it all… But then vomited it all back up. Not quite the success we were aiming for.
Tomorrow Harper will have a barium swallow study to make sure she isn’t silently aspirating. That test will determine what steps we take next in terms of the g-tube. I was told today that we should not have to wait more than a week for a decision one way or the other, so we are patiently (or maybe not so patiently) waiting to see what we have ahead of us.
Thanks for all of those prayers… That sudden jump in the bottle feeds is just one more example of how God answers when we confidently pray! As my dad told me today, I just love it when God shows off!