Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Just a quick update to let you all know that Madeline is up to 8 lb 10 oz today! I didn't write about the one appointment on the 21rst when she weighed the exact same thing she did 8 weeks previously. We were so frustrated, but Dr. Escobar upped her calorie intake (he was thinking that it was nutritional, not GI related, possibly because of her chronic lung disease--she was burning more calories while working to breathe), by adding a very expensive ($130 per small can) formula to her milk. (He said it's pre-digested! What in the world???) And it worked! It was such a struggle. She refused the bottle for a few days, taking only about a half ounce, maybe an ounce very three hours. But she's doing much better with it, and I'm so happy. I'm also happy that Dr. Escobar has given me samples of the pricey formula, as well as a prescription for it, to see if insurance will pay for it.

So all in all, a good day for us. Now if we can only get the election results we want.....

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

I will pray that this will be covered by insurance and if not another way! Blessings!