Thursday, December 9, 2010

More Bumps in the Road

We've hit a few bumps in Laura's road. She seems to have developed pretty severe reflux. We're not sure the exact cause except that NG tubes and the switch to formula vs. breastmilk are probably factors. At this point we can only give her increments of 2 ounces at a time and pray that she'll keep it down. It's been very hard to get her to keep enough down to stay hydrated. It's been a kind of marathon day, just to meet the hydration goals, let alone the growing goals.

Two nights ago Laura started on some anti-reflux medicine and we are hoping that takes effect soon!!! In the mean time it's pretty hard to watch her in so much discomfort (our happy girl is not very happy).

We would appreciate your prayers for Laura to be able to keep her food down so that we don't have to take more drastic measures.


Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Christopher had reflux problems develop soon after he was born. I remember the complete exhaustion as my entire day was spent feeding him and cleaning up!

It also affecting his ability to sleep through the night.

All that to say, I KNOW how tired and frustrating it can be. Will continue to pray.

Lovella ♥ said...

Ah ..poor little lamb. I'll be praying for her to keep her milk down. It must be exhuasting.

Heather said...

Oh Heather - there have been so many 'bumps' for your sweet family lately! We'll keep on praying for Laura and for all of you!