Visiting Nurse appt / Update

We’re home and recovering. This trip to the hospital took a LOT out of me. Olivia is doing great and is mostly her happy go lucky self.  We’re unsure if she’s got the classic “Glenn” headaches but if we keep her on the Tylenol every four hours everyone is happy.

Yesterday we had our first VNA visit. Olivia weighed in at 11lbs, 12 oz which is only a 3 oz weight loss. Not too shabby!

Our next visit will be Wednesday at 9AM.

We see Dr. Heller on Monday, November 29 at 10AM.

I called Dr. Friedman’s office this morning to let them know we were home. Dr. Friedman didn’t believe the nurse when she told her so she had to call herself to verify!! She was amazed at how quickly we were home :)

Visiting nurse appt / Weight Check

According to Alison’s scale, Olivia weighed 8 lbs, 12.5 oz. Which is a 4.5 oz gain from last week. Oxygen levels were mid 70’s (I don’t have my notes with me right now).  I was concerned with the little weight gain for the week so I scheduled a followup weight check with Dr. Friedman for later in the day.

Olivia weighed 9 lbs at the Dr office! Dr. Friedman said she’s gained 23 oz in 18 days which is fantastic for a “healthy” baby – never mind a heart baby!  We no longer need to mix the formula as high calorie when supplementing with formula.

While I was at the doctor’s office we made some adjustments to Olivia’s meds.

Zantac is now 0.9 ml 2x a day. (used to be 3x a day which is a nightmare as she hates the med)

Amoxicillian is now 1 ml 2x a day down from 1.5 ml 2x a day – but she increased the concentration from 150 mg / ml to 250 mg / ml. This will increase as Olivia grow