Friday, October 2, 2009
It has been a couple days of Karsie having a tough time. About four days ago Michelle started noticing Karsie seemed a bit "off." They added an extra calorie (up to 25) about that time and we don't think she is handling it very well. She has handled the condensing fine and everything else okay, but this extra calorie an hour has seemed to put her over the edge. She is throwing up quite a bit more, she's more fussy, and she has started pooping different and less regular. She also has stopped gaining weight (we had a string of days where she was gaining, but then it just stopped). Michelle is pretty sure that it is due to this extra calorie (motherly hunch).
Today they decided, with Michelle's input, to take her off of the extra calorie and keep her at 24 calories per hour. They also are taking her off of a couple medications that can be hard on her stomach. We hope this does the trick and she's back to her normal self, but we are worried that she spent enough time working hard on her digestion that it has done some damage and we will have to backtrack quite a bit. Think about when you eat a bigger meal than you're used to with foods that aren't nice to your digestion and then think about doing that every three hours for four days straight. It could take a while for your body to recover from that. We're hoping that's not the case and she bounces right back from that, but we'll see.