Sorry for the 2nd update in a day.
Annabelle’s feeding clinic was a wee bit of a failure. I knew it would be because of her cold, but I think it’s super important for her to get into the “routine” of going and was afraid skipping a week would get her OUT of it. So, we went, played a little, cried a lot, tasted a little pears, and that was about it.
Stopped by cardiology for a weight check.
Annabelle lost weight AGAIN.
9.93kg to 9.70kg
In October, she weighed 10.3KG at her most.
To underscore this… she can still wear the same clothes she was wearing at her 1 year birthday (I put her in her short-sleeve heart dress she wore on her birthday last Sunday… with a sweater…)
We are also all concerned about her cold. We’re having to go up on oxygen (to the point where I had to call pulmonology to ask them to change our O2 script so we can get a higher flow meter and more oxygen tanks…)
Granted, this is just at night and at nap, but still. It is just worrisome.
Cardiology “threatened” (in a nice way) that if they don’t see an increase in weight soon, they will have to admit her to figure out what is going on. Our clinic appt is on Monday.
They also noted if her cold gets worse, they may want to admit her for that too to be able to keep a close eye on her. Annabelle’s lungs don’t handle things well:-(
So, there will be some changes in the Phillips’ household.
I’m going to be putting on my thinking cap and trying to find a way to add more calories to Annabelle’s diet without changing her schedule. They have suggested continuous overnight feeds, which I am 100% AGAINST. They’ve also suggested added a 5th feeding to the schedule during the day, which I am 75% against.
Having an active 18 month old tethered to a short-cord feeding pump 5 times a day is not really feasible. Before, we had a docile little munchkin who laid or sat in one spot and played toys all day. The Annabelle we have today is NOT that way, which I am SUPER thankful for, and I feel it is worse for her to limit her activity even more.
I am also officially limiting our “outings” for the rest of cold/flu season. We are on anti-germ mode, so where as before I was a big believer in “living life” with Annabelle because really, a bubble isn’t good for anyone… we are going to be bubble like for a while! Well, Annabelle will be anyway.
Prayers for our family, Annabelle specifically, are appreciated. There is just a huge cloud of “stress” and yuckiness at the moment, specifically today, and I really don’t care for it:-(
Also, Miss Anna Reese, Annabelle’s friend, is on her way (or at) the hospital right now with an illness as well, so please pray for her too!!! (and keep it on the down-low… we aren’t telling Annabelle as we all know their all-too-frequent habit of going into the hospital at the same time!)