Friday, October 30, 2009

Same Ol' Same ol'

Not much is happening with Karsie except being in the NICU longer and longer and longer.  They changed her plan to go slower with her increased feeding.  She will be on a full day of pedialyte, a full day with 18 mL of breast milk, a full day of 35 mL of breast milk, a full day of 53 mL of breast milk, and finally a full day of 70 mL of breast milk.  This is a full day of 25, 50, 75 and 100% of her total feeding respectively.  

We're kind of puzzled as to why this plan is all of a sudden slower than the other plan because the only thing that has happened between the two plans was her brown residual, which they have told us is not a concern at this point.  So we're not sure how going slower is going to help them decide what problem that brown stuff could be a sign of especially if they are no longer checking for it. And if they do think it's a problem we're not sure why they are not telling us and not looking for it anymore.  I think we're just a little frustrated that we're going back to having the same issues we were having before with communication.

If you're keeping score this new plan will keep her there until at least Tuesday.


  1. I want to say hang in there, but I don't want to insult you. You are amazing parents. Just keep doing what you are doing. Thank God, this too shall pass. Many hugs & prayers, Cynthia

  2. That is so frustrating!!! I'm so sorry that Karsie's going to be in there longer... and that they're not doing a good job of communicating with you. :(

  3. I'm sorry this is so frustrating.
    If communication was perfect, you should completely understand why the plan is as it is.
    As you don't, ask for the rationale so you can understand.
    There should be a great rationale, and the Doc who made the plan should tell you what it is!!!!
    Good luck!
    Love, Jen

  4. BOO, boo, boo! :( That is stinking frustrating. Hope you get the answers that you need and that she takes the feeds like a champ so she can get out of there. Considered yourself hugged & licked (by the dogs of course).
    -Sarah, Mike, Owen, Boomer, & Bella