Alexis finally hit the 7 lb mark! 2 days ago she weighed in at 7 lbs, 1 oz. Of course then the next day she was back down to 6 lbs, 12 oz. But last night she was back up, just a bit. Her feedings were increased to 45 mL by bottle yesterday. Tomorrow they'll be increased to 50 mL. 50mL was the goal. We will have hit our goal!! Do you realize what this means?!?!?!
So the next step will be to stop the continuous feed (no more tube feeding!) and go to bolus. This means bottle or breast feed every 3 hours. (This is assuming the pediatric surgeons agree with Dr. A.) If she can do this... yes. The "d" word.
When talking to nurse D. today, she said she was under the impression from Dr. A. today that when Lexi starts getting 50mL tomorrow, they'll start the bolus feeds at the same time. I thought Dr. A would wait a couple more days to start the bolus feed. Not sure. But nurse D and nurse K were making guesses on when Lexi could go home. They were guessing Sunday or Monday. WHAT?!?! I still think it would be a couple days later, but hey, I'm no nurse. Even though I do still think I deserve an honorary nursing degree.
So anyone want to make a guess? I guess next Wednesday, 4p.m. Make a guess and the winner gets....hmmmm....to change Lexi's diapers for the next year.