Monday, November 2, 2009
The Pendulum Swing is Killing Us!
We were less than 24 hours from taking Karsie home and then she took a pretty big step back. Kevin was holding her and she started to throw up. While she is a pretty spitty baby, this spit up was pretty dark yellow, a sign of possible obstruction. They did another x-ray and it came back a little worse than the other x-rays taken.
At this point she has been backed off to 50% feeds, an order by Dr. Saenz, and they are going to give her a chance to fix it on her own. Dr. Saenz is coming in tomorrow to take a good look at her and write out a plan. We're sure that they are going to exhaust every option before surgery, but to be honest, we're thinking that surgery is on the horizon for Karsie.
They are going to be putting her back on the TPN and fat tomorrow because it's been a long time since she has gotten her full feeding, so she's not growing. They are probably going to be doing some extra tests to see what exactly is going on.
This is very upsetting to us as she was doing so well lately and it is very possible that we are going to have to start all over again. We hope that she can correct it on her own, but we're not counting on it. We're so exhausted with all of this and feel like we're being pulled in so many emotional directions that it's starting to take a toll on us. So again we return to the prayer well and ask for more.