Sunday, June 27, 2010

Reglan Be Gone!!

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We're done with Reglan! Last night, Karsie was given her final dose of Reglan as we have been weaning her off of it. Reglan is a medicine that is a bit controversial. While most doctors say that the benefits outweigh the risks, Reglan carries with it a link to brain issues. The purpose is to help Karsie with digestion. The GI doctors said that the bad effects on babies is very low, but Karsie was being given such a small amount that the risk is even lower. In fact, her dose wasn't ever changed since she was in the NICU. So Karsie has since gained 10 pounds and her dose has been the same, so it really has been a super long wean.

However, we really weaned her these past three weeks, and she has kept up her normal amount of pooping, so it looks like we're done for good. There is a small possibility that she may have to go on if she isn't digesting properly, i.e. not gaining weight as a result of digestion, but we're pretty sure she's done! Yay!