- Wed, Sep 29, 2004 /
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So sorry about the update yesterday. I'm not sure who that ranting lunatic was that wrote the update!! Today has been a better day and our meeting helped releive some of the anxiety we were feeling.
Dr. Katz assured us that things were under control and that she and the GI doctors are the people managing Ally's feedings. Ally is now getting about 7cc/hour of diluted formula. She is still tolerating this well. She will be increased by 1cc every 6hrs. When she reaches about 12cc/hour the will then start to increase the strength of the formula.
The overall plan is to have Ally home in approximately 6weeks. We know this sounds fantastic, but Ally will have to remain stable to meet this goal. That means stable with feeding and respiratoy.
We have decided on a home nursing agency, a home equipment company, and infusion company who will all be treating Ally once she is home. The infusion company will be taking care of all of Ally's pharmacy needs along with managing her IV fluids. Once Ally comes home we will be in close contact with Dr. Katz and the GI doctors to help us manage Ally's feeds. She will also be followed by pulmonologists and they will determine her ventilator settings.
Having Ally home will be a lot of work and will take a lot of adjustment. She does not need to make a lot of progress to come home, but she needs to be making forward progress. So that's what we will pray for, slow steady progress!