Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Update on Issues

Eating and Drinking: This has actually been a good area lately. Karsie has been eating decently, but she has got the hang of drinking...or at least getting the liquid out of the sippy cup and liking it. She then either drinks it and chokes a bit or spits it out. But she likes to get the liquid into her mouth, which is an improvement. Also, even though she has trouble with coughing, she's getting better at doing that...just takes a while when she starts out getting more into her mouth at first.

Doctor Appointment: Karsie went in to get her one-year shots. She did very well. She hated them in the office, but she didn't have any side effects. She weighed in at 18 lbs. 4 oz, which is great growth even though they weigh her with her clothes on. The doctors were amazed at how well she has done. When Michelle was talking to the doctor, Karsie sprint crawled up to him and he got the biggest kick out of that.

Last Night: Ugh! We have never experienced having to get up in the middle of the night to clean up vomit, but we probably have something we do that most parents do not experience. Last night, we woke up to Karsie whimpering. We usually let her go, but this was a different whimper, so we got up to check it out. We found that during the night her medical port (where we put in medicine from a syringe) popped open and all of her stomach juices plus any food she was supposed to get during the night poured out all over the crib...all over her...all over her blankets....everywhere! And of course this stuff happens at 3 in the morning.

1 comment:

  1. Just wondering if the feeding specialist suggested thickening her fluids to help her coordinate her swallowing. That's something we had to do for a while.