Sunday, June 1, 2008

Two Week Checkup Scare

So, it's been a looooonnng weekend. On Wednesday, Samantha had her two week checkup and we were expecting it to be pretty uneventful. However, I was shocked to find out that instead of gaining the 1/2 to one ounce per day since her last visit, she actually had lost and was down quite a bit. We upped her feedings and took her back the next day to find that she had lost two ounces more, so we were pretty freaked out.

The doctor decided that from Thursday to Monday (tomorrow) we needed to feed her bottles instead of nursing her (to document exactly how much she took in) every two to three hours and come back Monday, and if her weight didn't increase dramatically, we might have to admit her to the hospital to get IV fluids, etc. started. We have been doing exactly what they told us and are crossing our fingers that it's working. I took her in Friday afternoon for a weight check and she was up 2 ounces, so we so far were on the right track.

After our appointment tomorrow we will hopefully have an improved update. Not a great weekend but it can always be worse.

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