Posted (The West's) in All Posts on March-2-2008

Yes…Bring Your Own Bottle. To heck with what the OT said. We tried the Playtex Vent-Aire and the Dr. Brown bottle.

At this point we’re thinking the Doctor got it right. We’ve only had a couple feeds with this bottle, but it appears like a lot less gas is being swallowed. Time will tell, and so will Ella.

We increased Ella’s volume of food today (70ccs per feed), and she took it pretty well, which is great. We did see some more retching, but not an increase that would cause us concern. As you can see from the picture above, our girl is getting pretty serious about making sure that bottle stays in her mouth.

Ella was pretty restless last night, which made for another sleepless night for Tina. Along with the regular scenario of a baby not sleeping through the night, it’s more complicated with Ella. For example, many times she ends up inadvertently removing the cannulas from her nose. Since she is so reliant on oxygen, it’s a matter of survival, not just an inconvenience. This is just one example of why the nights are so challenging. Ella stayed up a bit later tonight so we’ll see how well she does.

Although it was short, the Bun did get to see her “Aunt” Marla today. Always nice to have visitors.

Our next appointment is Tuesday with Dr. Kays. She’s having blood work done and we’ll be discussing the progress of her feeds to see if she has gained weight and / or if any changes need to be made.

One thing for sure…Ella is still cute as ever.

Sleep well tonight Bun…sleep well.