Today we went to the GI doctor. I love this doctor she is great! We had to go to Dallas Medical City. So we headed out and got there 15 mins early. The whole appointment was maybe 20-30 mins including wait time. It was fantastic. It wasnt like we waited 25 minutes and saw the doctor for 5. We saw the doctor for awhile. She is very through.
Noah is 33.5 inches and 22 pounds 10 oz. He is on the growth charts! He is 48% for height and 4% for weight. His height to weight % is 2. This is good news. He gained weight. On Dec. 8th he was 21 lbs 15oz. So he gained almost a pound. For weeks and weeks now Noah has had a steady losing streak weight wise. At first I thought he had lost again. It wasnt until hours later and a call back to the GI to confirm that I realized he gained.
Dr Whitney says she prefers we keep the current button we have because it really is better. For now we have to keep it aired out and put Mylanta on it. Yes you read that right Mylanta. So we are to put that around the tube. The black stuff coming out of his tube was probably dried blood due to irritation on the inside. She says it is fine. Also we are not to put him on the higher cal pedisure either because it may take away his drive to eat by mouth.
She also said we cant change genetics. Genetically T8 kids are smaller. God made them that way for a reason perhaps if they were heavy something wouldnt work right she said. I think she makes a good point. I also think that seeing my son's ribs is not a site any mama wants to see. I feel judged by people like they think we dont feed him or what if someone thinks its abuse? She said that Noah would not be doing as well as he is without Paul and I doing as good as we are with him. That was nice of her and reassuring.
So all in all she isnt worried and feels like we are doing all the right things and he is doing well. Now for some cuteness :)