We met with a sleuth of people today... another G.I. Specialist, another Pedi Surgeon, another Neo doctor weighed in on the conversation..and I gathered from the Pedi surgeon that her current weight is not an issue to have the surgery, whereas yesterday's surgeon said that she would like to see her weigh closer to the 5lb mark. As of yesterday, we were originally going to wait another two weeks to talk about it (the surgery) again; but after the last 24 hours, we don't want to see Gracie suffer.. and we don't want to continue to see her have these horrible d-sats. She is a smarty pants & she closes off her airway, so as not to asspierate into her lungs, but geesh how many times do we need her to do that?!
Anyway.. I think we've all agreed to let her rest & get some nutrition in for the next week, build up her strength a little and schedule the surgery for the week after. So, she will have the hiatal surgery fixed with the nissin funlipcation & then a g-tube surgically placed into the belly for feeding (which she can go to a level 2 with or HOME!). We will work on feeds orally as well, and she will keep the g-tube in as long as it takes to get her weight & nutrition up. Then she will have her umbilical & groin hernia fixed as well. She'll be a new babe! We'll love her anyway!
And Uncle Ross visited today.. we took him out for lunch at Applebee's and he stayed til 6:30ish..we had a nice visit with him. Thanks for coming up Uncle Ross!!