Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Katie's GI appt


I brought the girls with me to CHOP today for Katie's GI appt. They did really well! I did not bring the stroller-I was kind of nervous about that! But I didn't lose anyone, and no one ran away from me-so it was a good day! :) It was a pretty uneventful visit. We are merely tracking her weight to make sure she stays on her own growth curve......although she isn't "on the chart" yet. :) BUT, the good news is that she gained a great amount of weight! When she was discharged from the hospital on 2/8/09, she weighed 21.8 lbs. Today, she was a whopping 22lbs and 15oz!!!! That is just about 1.5 lbs in less than a month! That is AMAZING for Katie girl. Again, the GI doc reiterated that now that Katie's lungs and body don't have to work so hard b/c of her aspiration issues, her metabolism should slow down, and she should actually be able to gain weight. She was apparently burning so much energy from protecting her lungs that she couldn't gain weight-regardless of how much she ate. So, now I am looking forward to a little "chunky monkey!" lol

6 comments:

Brandi :) said...

wow-- that's great news! it's amazing how one thing affects another (the aspiration vs. weight).
Go Katie girl! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann,
That is great news about Katie!
Kim

Mark and Julie said...

That sounds great! I can't wait to see some chunky monkey pictures!!!

Denise Wheeler said...

Yea!!!! You go Katie girl!! Annie, I am very happy for you guys. While I know the things you have to do now must be a pain in the butt it is all so worth it. That is amazing!! I am so happy for you!

Jill said...

Great news!!! Her and Gavin weighed in at the same amount yesterday :) They are both getting big....let's hope they stay on that track and their own curve in the upward direction!

Dorinda said...

Great news! Both girls looks so great it's hard to believe that either of them don't weigh enough! And their hair is so stinkin cute :) Way longer then my girls which right now always looks like they were sitting next to a static ball...