Monday, December 14, 2009

The last obstacle to going home

Magnus is still doing great in every way except one: he's not gaining weight. This morning, his nurse practitioner told me that they want to see solid and consistent weight gain for two days before they let him go home. I was hoping that today would be day one of that, but given that he has puked up most of his last three bottles, it's not looking very likely. So frustrating! But of course, growing and gaining weight are important. We agreed to put him back on the fortified breast milk, but they're adding less of the fortifier than before (and the puking started before he went back on the fortified milk). At this point, I'll try anything to get him to gain weight!


  1. ah Jen, I just want to say I'm right there with ya...the last few days before we got discharged were the hardest for me, all the obsession over every milliliter eaten and every gram gained. Every time she puked (still!) I felt so disheartened and like we were failing, every time she actually finished a bottle I felt like we were on top of the world...we're still slow going but she is finally starting to gain weight.

    hang in there mama, it will happen! I hope you get to go home really really soon!

  2. Man, sorry to hear you aren't out of there yet. But on the other hand, I'm glad that it is just weight-gaining issues, not anything more scary. Hang in there, it won't be long!