Today's appointment was not so great. Lauren didn't gain any weight since last week. She was up 5oz at her appointment on Wednesday but they weighed her with her diaper on.
I have to start fortifying my pumped breast milk with formula. 1tsp of powdered formula per 4oz of breast milk. I'm really bummed about it. It might sound stupid, but I feel like I'm not good enough since my milk isn't enough for her to thrive. I'm sad.
I really hope she gains weight though and am definitely willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen!
Also, there might be a mix-up in her Lasix prescription. For some reason the pediatrician thinks the dosage is too high. I'm not sure why to be honest, she wasn't very forthcoming. I don't think she appears dehydrated at all and she seems like she's breathing a lot better so getting rid of extra fluid has been good for her.
I also did NOT like the med student that was in on the appointment today. When the pediatrician asked her if she heard Lauren's heart murmer she said, "Oh yeah! I would never miss that murmer. It's really loud!" Uh, hello?! Not the best thing to say in front of a patient/parent. I feel like we learned that kind of thing day one in nursing school. Apparently she missed that day of med school.
We go back to the cardiologist,who prescribed the Lasix, on Wednesday and hopefully can get things straightened around.
The good news is that Lauren had a photo shoot today!! I promise I'll try to learn how to add more than one picture at a time so I can share them when we get them back. The photographer, Abbie, did so awesome and is so nice! Check out her photography site/blog at http://a-lloyd-photography.com/Blog/