October 7, 2009

Dysphagia

Today was Carter's appointment with the Dysphagia clinic.  It was to discuss his feeding with a physician, feeding therapist, and dietician.  All three of those ladies thought that Carter was a Rock Star!  He now weighs 11 lbs 3 oz which if his birth weight were an average weight, he would be in the 97th percentile.  Yay for Carter!  They watched him feed from the bottle and Carter decided to show off for them and took 90 ccs.  The feeding therapist gave him the clearance to start on solids in a couple of weeks. The dietician told us to slowly increase how much he gets during his G tube feeding at night to maintain his weight gain.  We go back in four months, and will hopefully get a plan in place to get rid of the G tube permanently.  Tomorrow is his appointment with the pediatrician and his hearing specialist.  Our little guy had one busy week!

2 comments:

Amber said...

Thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog...so that I could meet your miracle! He is beautiful!!

Shannon and Steve said...

Great news! Go Carter, GO!!!