Abby was born December 20 at 5 lbs 14 oz. Just like my other 2 children, she was pre-mature and has had trouble gaining weight. I was ordered to supplement since I did not want to stop breastfeeding. At her weight check in February, she was up to 6 lbs 6 oz so I cut back on the formula a little bit. At her weight check last Tuesday, she was back down to 6 lbs so the doctor told me he wanted me to stop nursing and only give her formula. I don't listen very well so I nursed her as usual and then gave her 4 oz of formula at 6 of her 7 feedings. That's almost 24 oz extra every day for a week.
Stephen took her back in this morning and she was only up to 6 lbs 6 oz so the doctor called in a nurse to give her a catheter. The first nurse was unable to do so so they called in a 2nd nurse and then a 3rd. Stephen said it was just horrible having to stand by and watch helplessly. Finally they attached a bag to her and when there is a urine sample, we have to take it in plus we have to take her for bloodwork. Her follow-up appointment is Friday so please keep her in your prayers. We appreciate it!
4 days ago