Saturday, March 20, 2010

Quick Stats on Karsie's Feeding

Karsie is halfway through her big condensing this week. So far so good. However, the biggest increases are yet to come. In two days she went from getting 33 mL an hour all day to getting 45 mL an hour at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. Two days after that she was given 55 mL an hour at the same times. She ends each feeding when she reaches 110 mL. Therefore each increase takes her less time to get to 110. Today starts the big increases. She is just starting to get 80 mL an hour, which will take her about an hour and 20 minutes to complete a feeding. The hope is that she is able to handle this and get hungry so she starts to eat by mouth more. If all goes well, starting Monday she will be increased to 110 mL an hour, which is where we will stop for the time being. This is really important for her, so we're praying that she handles it. If not, we at least have made an increase and we will back off and give her a bit to get used to the new increases. But here's hoping...

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