Magnus is still doing fine, but when I came in this morning, the nurse said that they'd been a little concerned that he was breathing faster than usual. They think this is due to one of two things: either the oral diuretic he has been taking for the past couple of days is less effective than the IV diuretic he used to be on, or he may be having reflux issues. Personally, I think it is the latter, and I suspect it may have something to do with the fact that until yesterday, he was just getting straight breastmilk, but then yesterday they started giving him breastmilk with human milk fortifier added to it to increase his calories.
I say this because when he was just getting breastmilk, he was steadily increasing his feeds with every meal and not throwing up at all and just spitting up minimally. Then, when they switched him, he started taking in much less milk orally and had a pretty good puke last night (he got his dad's shirt pretty good).
Anyway, for today, the plan is to switch him back to the IV diuretic, to give all his feeds through the NG tube, and to treat him with reflux medications. However, I'm hopeful that once he gets back to normal that we can try him on plain breastmilk again and see if that solves the problem.
It's disappointing, because originally we had talked about trying breastfeeding today, and because this probably also means another day or two in the hospital, but the important thing is that he's still doing fine, and luckily, I think the doctors were inclined to accept my suggestion that the fortified milk might be the problem.
5 months ago