June 17, 2009
Ambrose did repeat the barium swallow study last week along with an upper GI study. The swallow study showed that he does aspirate on the liquid and "nectar thick" consistency, but not the "honey thick" and the GI test did not reveal any refluxing. Monday he began bottle feeding again (with the honey thick milk plus calories) and has been doing quite well showing no aversion. He takes up to half of each feeding from the bottle, with the rest pumped through his feeding tube. He gets 80cc every four hours. His O2 flow is at .5L and his FIO2 around 40%, so he has weaned significantly in the past couple of weeks and is tolerating it very well. He weighs 7lbs 4 oz and is getting his 4 month immunizations this week. We are looking forward to him coming home very soon, maybe in the next few weeks!