Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Doctor Visit: GI
I also learned that Seraph's stomach empties very slowly. This is why she's been having trouble with the last 3rd of her feed. I need to feed her (thru the g-tube) over 40-45 minutes. I told the doctor straight up that it's just not going to happen. We agreed to a modified feed where I do 1/3 of the feed and then go do something else for 20 minutes and then repeat until her feed is done.
I thought she'd be happier on this schedule, but she HATES being bugged so many times. I have high hopes that she'll get used to it.
The doctor also asked me if she'd been vomiting. No. I asked him if vomiting was common in cardiac kids and he said yes. He didn't know why - mumbled something about organs not getting enough oxygen for extended periods of time. He wants to see her again in 4 months.
It's still kinda funny to me that we're hoping Seraph will *become* a picky eater.