45 ml = 1.5 ounces
60 ml = 2 ounces
We had another appt. on the 20th and she didn't gain any weight, she stayed about the same. She is 2.95 kilos right now, which is 6 lbs 9 ozs. I'm amazed that she is almost 2 months old (on the 25th) and she still weighs less that Taryn did at birth (7 lbs. 6 ozs.). Anyways, since she still didn't gain any weight we up'd her night feed to 25 ml. Clay and I thought that maybe she isn't gaining because the formula she is on only has certain fats, because the ones in regular formula and in breast milk made her have fluid build up in her chest. So we asked if we could start giving her some breast milk again. He said that we could start with 2 feeds during the day and we will check tomorrow, which is Friday, to make sure that fluid isn't building up. She should be fine though, since it has been 4 weeks since we started the formula, so her chylothorax should have
cleared up (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chylothorax).
We also have brought her to a Speech Therapist twice since we have been home. We go to her for feeding. She said Aili was doing a great job, but she sounded like she was swallowing a little late, which could cause her to aspirate. So we tried a thickener for her food. That seemed to help for a little while, but after a few days she sounded the same. She makes a gulping noise when she does this. I guess by swallowing late the formula kinda pools in the back of her throat, if it's just pooled back there then she could breath it in. So we go in today for a swallow study. For this they give her different consistencies of fluid (regular, nectar thick, & honey thick) to see how she is swallowing and what would be best for her. I think they actually video tape it somehow. After they are done with the study we will get to see the video too.
Well here are some pictures....
First time being held after her surgery. She hadn't been held in almost 3 weeks!!
In her wedge for her reflux. She sleeps in this. Also the blue straps are what I was talking about in an earlier post. She had manage to pull the top one up in over her face, which made her monitor alarm!
On our way to buy a double stroller off of craigslist...it was practically a blizzard.
First picture at home :)
Taryn being a good Big sister and helping Aili with her paci.
Grumpy Taryn with Uncle Andy & Aili
Tealia & Andy with Aili