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Friday, October 10, 2008

Another weight check

After the last disastrous weigh in at her shots appt, Dr. Golightly wanted me to bring her back in a couple weeks to monitor her. So I got Lily weighed today, she's up to 16 lbs 3 oz, so that is half an ounce a day for 2 weeks, which is better than 3 ounces in 3 weeks. That ends up being 15 grams a day for the past two weeks, which is the minimum Dr. Simon would like to see. When you account for the 35 days since her weigh-in September 5th, which was the last time it looked like she was gaining at a good pace, and the total of 10 ounces she's gained since then, it averages out to 8.1 grams a day, which is still much lower than the 21.5/day pace she was gaining at.

Some of you may wonder why I worry about this so much, but poor weight gain is often times (but not always) an indicator of poor heart function. So yes, I obsess. It may mean nothing, or it might mean something, at this point we will see when we return to cardiology on Oct 21st. Until then, keep us in your prayers.

2 comments:

Brian and Cassi Reed said...

You live in the ville. How did we never meet

Millie said...

Hello,
Thanks for visiting Colins page. Lillian is so beautiful!! I just recently created the blog, so we still have our carepage too. :)
I don't know if this is true with your daughters heart defects, but I know it has been said with Colin that part of the reason it's hard for CHD babies, is that they burn calories so fast. When Colin was a newborn, and could eat (he's tube fed now), they would only let me feed him for 30 min. and I had to tube the rest, because he would burn more calories than he would take in. Just a thought, and maybe ease your mind a little. :)
Have a great day,
Millie
Hey, I saw you are in MO. Colin goes to Cardinal Glennon in St. Louis, MO. We live in Southern, IL