Monday, December 31, 2007

Feeding Time

Once at home feeding time became a nightmare.Kaden within 2 weeks wouldn't look at a bottle so every feed became a tube feed.He had to be fed 4 hourly even during the night as he was struggling to gain weight.We went to the Neo-Natal every week to have him weighed and sometimes they would check his blood gasses which seemed to be fine.They changed his milk to SMA High Energy which had more calories in each carton.Even then he still seemed to struggle.Between one hospital appointment and another they upped his medication as he has real bad reflux and was losing alot of his feeds.I'd stand for 3/4hour tube feeding during the day and 10 minutes later the whole feed was up again.

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