Monday, March 28, 2011

In DC and ready for tomorrow.

Well, I didn't get to blog like I wanted.  Nothing new there.  We are all settled in at the DC Ronald McDonald House now.  That seemed to take forever.  Tomorrow is going to be a long day, and I can already tell that I'm not going to get much sleep.  I forgot to pack Harlie's feeding pump so she can two ounces of Pedialyte per hour through the night.  Ugh!  The docs want her to be well hydrated before surgery.  It is much easier to get into veins that are hydrated.  So, I guess I'm going to have to get up a few times to bolus her some fluids.  Darn it.

The RMH here is super nice.  It is a brand new building and is like a hotel (versus a house like the old one).  I think it will make a difference in how we feel coming "home" each night.  When you have a comfortable place to go after a stressful day, it's so appreciated!

So, I'll just tell you about our nutrition appointment really quick.  We went on Friday.  They said she looks so great.  We started calorie boosting a few months ago - in December, I think (because she lost a pound).  So, they wanted her to gain 5 grams per day.  She gained 15 grams per day!!!!  Wow!  Well, I could tell she was putting on some good weight.  So, about a month ago I backed off on how much we were boosting her food.  It's a good thing, huh?

She now weighs 34 pounds and she is 38 inches tall.  That puts her in the 25th to 50th percentile for weight and 10th for height.  Wow!  She has come a long way.

Well, I'm going to wrap this up for now.  Tomorrow is going to be a long day.  We have to be there at 6:30am.  I'll try to catch up on my blogging while we are waiting.  And waiting.  And waiting some more.



Susan said...

Christy, my thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow as this is a tough one. Please give Harlie a big hug from Ainsley and me.

I'll be eager to hear about the bronch.

Brittany said...

I'll be thinking about you and Harlie today and sending you wishes for a successful surgery and speedy recovery for your sweet girl (and good sleep for mom)!

Heather said...

good luck today. thinking about you guys non-stop.

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