because I've been SICK! Ugh. I got sick Sunday evening and spent all day yesterday in bed, SLEEPING. I was only awake for about 3 hours total the entire day and I slept all night also. I thought I had what mom and Travis had, but I got over mine much too quickly to be that. Either way, I'm glad it was over. It was not pleasant. But on to more important things!
Riley had his stomach ultrasound around 8pm Saturday night. It showed his stomach is completely normal, no pyloric stenosis. With that information, the doctors started his milk feeds back today at 5cc every 4 hours. So reflux it is, hopefully we can get that under control fairly quickly.
Exciting news....Dr Sharaf was telling Jay that in the next four days, Riley will be up to full feeds by tube. that means that he will be off of TPN and lipids in the next four days. So yesterday, he was up to 22cc of milk per hour and his TPN was down to 6ml per hour. SIX!!!! I will be so glad when that stuff is gone for good. He also said that after a couple days of being on the full feeds, we will plan for his Broviac removal. Speech and OT coming today to work with him on his bottling skills as once he gets to full feeds later this week, Riley will just have to get his bottling skills up to come HOME! I'm gonna start making my list of what we need to get for that to happen, as there are quite a few things needed to care for that ostomy! But that is OK.
Question: How do you get a baby that never feels hungry to eat? hmmm
MOST exciting news...Yesterday Riley had an abdominal ultrasound, just as a maintenance/followup and for the first time, since he was 3 days old...his intestines looked perfectly NORMAL! NO dilated loops of inflammed/gas and fluid filled intestine. Yes. I cried.
Oh and he had a 1.5 hour stroller ride Sunday.