Today was a very low day for me. Rather than vent my spleen however, I’ll just stick to the facts and then get straight to the pictures. 🙂
Gabby had another “significant” Brady this morning bringing her count back to 0. 🙁 While I had a “feeling” that this would happen, it still was not the news I wanted to hear today. So there were a few tears, and I got some hugs from my Dad and the Nurse Practitioner. But best case scenario is that we’d get out Tuesday, which would be exactly 6 weeks. (I’m not holding my breath)
So Gabby has been using a different bottle the past couple of days and we were all hopeful that it would help her with the Brady issue since it reduces the amount of air that she’s swallowing. She seems to do better with it. At least the times that I have feed her it looks like her “pacing” is better with it and she doesn’t sound like she’s gulping as much air.
Unfortunately she is still having reflux. Which in and of itself is just something babies have. But her reflux tends to overwhelm her some times and bring on a Brady. At least that’s what happened this morning. So the NP would like to do a ‘swallow study’ with Gabby and find out what is happening in her pipes when she swallows and also if they can “catch” the reflux to see how high it’s going and if it’s the culprit for her kind of shutting down for a little bit. We’ll see.
Meanwhile they will start Gabby on some baby Pepcid to hopefully help with the reflux.
So… just pray. I really want to go home! Thanks!