Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fingers crossed

Jaxon has been having reflux attacks and vomitting more since the weekend. I called the pediatrician and was directed to work with the G.I. specialists at Childrens Hosp. So Jax and I had a long day at the hospital today to see the G.I. specialist. The docs decided to increase his medications (due to his rapid weight gain) and change the way they're administered (i.e; always 15 mins before each feed) and to also only increase the volume on his feeding pump at night and not the volume of his daytime bottles. I also had them draw some blood to check his sodium levels. I should have those results tomorrow. He will also be seen by G.I. for a follow up in November along with Pulmonary and his 4-month pediatrician check-up.

Jax is doing really well otherwise. His weigh-in today has shocked everybody and he's more than exceeded the goals. He weighs 7lbs, 4oz! We weighed Brady too, but he had his clothes and diaper on - 9lbs, 3oz. So Jax is definitely narrowing the difference with less than 2lbs now. He is also officially on the growth charts too. He is in the 3% of his height/weight for his adjusted age of 1.5 months. The doctor said he made an amazing leap these past two weeks.
Let's hope he's able to keep the reflux and vomitting from becomming a problem again.
Here are their current schedules:

Brady

MORNING:

.3 ml Iron once in bottle (Enfamil Fer-In-Sol)

AFTERNOON:

1 ml Reflux (Lansoprazole in the fridge)

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Jax

8am: .1 ml Iron (Ferrous Sulfate)

1.12 Sodium Chloride

8:30 – 9:30 am: (pump ends)

11:30 am: .3 ml Reglan (Metoclopramide)

11:45 - NOON: Feed (Bottle/NG tube)

2:30 pm: .3 ml Reglan (Metoclopramide)

  2 ml Prevacid (Lansoprazole in the fridge)

3:00 pm: Feed (Bottle/NG tube)

5:30 pm: .3 ml Reglan (Metoclopramide)

6:00 pm: Feed (Bottle/NG tube)

8:00 – 8:15 pm: (must be completely ready for bed at this point)

.25 ml Reglan (Metoclopramide)

1.12 ml Sodium Chloride

8:30 – 9:00 pm: Introduce a bottle and Start feeding pump

Mommy and Brady taking a break.
The result of a 20 minute process of packing up a baby.

4 comments:

Laura said...

I always feel like a mad scientist when making the boys bottles. All the meds and parts to the bottles, the syringes, everything makes it feel like I'm in chemistry class... Keep up the good work!

Doubly Blessed said...

I am happy is is growing so well!

monica said...

Sounds like Jax and Brady are doing wonderful! I love the picture of you and Brady together...priceless!

Shannon said...

You are doing so great keeping track of all the feedings and Im glad Jax is doing well!