Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Today we had a follow up appointment with Ryan's surgeon. Ryan is healing well and the surgeon is pleased with the progress we have made with his food intake. You may remember that he was only eating about 12-15 ounces each day. He is now eating about 18-21 1/2 ounces each day. The goal is to get him to a minimum of 45 ounces each day. So, we're almost half way there. We're going to continue working on it for the next 2 weeks. We'll try increasing a 1/2 ounce every few days.

If within 2 weeks if we're not close to our goal, then we'll need to do a feeding pump to do continuous feeds overnight. We're hoping to avoid the feeding pump; however, I'm not entirely opposed to it if that's the only way we can get his caloric and nutritional intake where it should be. I'll keep you posted on how things are going.

If you're in the San Antonio area and you're ever in need of a good pediatric surgeon ... I hope you never need one, but if you do ... you really should try, Dr. Charles Baldwin. I appreciate him so much. He's extremely kind and explains everything in great detail. I love it when doctors explain everything to me using real medical terms, but also explaining it in lay terms. He's also just a very kind man and his office staff is so considerate. He's a good man.

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