She seemed to have sucked in a little bit of the vomit and so they did a chest x-ray, which came back fine. She was put on IV fluids overnight because she needed something in her body.
She was up all night! She just couldn't be settled. Julianne would sleep for maybe 5 minutes then wake up crying. Both Julianne and her Daddy got next to no sleep last night. I know it was a hard night for both of them.
This morning they started Julianne on clear fluids...Pedialyte. She did fine with that. Since she held that down they put her on a continuous feed of just milk...no additional calories added. Right now they're thinking she may be allergic to the formula that was being used to add the additional calories or the calories may have been added too quick.
When I got in this morning she still couldn't be consoled. She'd dose off, then wake up crying again. We were all thinking it was just because she had nothing in her belly. However, after a hour of getting milk through the feeding tube, I finally told the nurse I thought she might be in pain because she's got food in her belly and she's never been like this before. The nurse gave Julianne her dose of Methadone, Tylenol, Mylacon and Reglen. It took about 45 minutes but she finally settled down. I know she was probably as relieved as we were to get some sleep.
After coming back from a nap at the Devon Nicole House, Kent reminded me that she threw up right after getting her medications last night. So, she probably completely lost her Methadone dose. She' s not on much Methadone anymore, but the nurse said that little bit makes a BIG difference. Weaning her off of it too quick can make her pretty upset.
So, Julianne is now catching up on her sleep. It's about 7:00 PM here and she's been asleep since around 2:30. Its such a relief to see her asleep with a full belly.
The plan now is to keep her on continuous feeds this weekend and try to give her some Bolus (feeds in intervals...not continuous) on Monday. Tomorrow she has another chest x-ray and more blood work.
Thank you for your continued prayers. Considering what she's been through already and what other babies we know are going through the feeding problem doesn't seem so huge.
**Update** Just as I'm posting this...she threw up again. It was A LOT LESS than before though. So maybe its normal. We'll find out.
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