We spend the weekend working in oral medication and Kate is finally doing great!
I'm sure my new readers won't remember but Kate struggled with several GI issues as a newborn. One of her issues was delayed gastric emptying.
After days of excessive vomiting, Kate's doctors and I put our heads together and tried to figure out what was causing the stomach issues. We all came to the conclusion that her delayed gastric emptying could be "acting up" again since her stomach hasn't had anything in it in such a long time. We started the same medication that was successful almost a year ago and have seen a huge improvement in regards to the vomiting and stomach issues! Kate is even taking 6-8 ounces of fluids by mouth daily!
Since Kate is mastering the oral meds, she was able to enjoy some time away from her IV pole this weekend! She spent about 8 hours free of her lines and enjoyed every minute of her freedom!
We are getting so close to going home! I am so ready to be done with the hospital so we start reestablishing some type of schedule/ routine with Kate! I'm also hoping that routine and home help Kate with eating. She will come home on TPN as she has no interest in eating at all.
Thanks for the continued support and prayers!
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