Friday, January 29, 2010

Day 10 of Therapy

We have now completed two weeks of therapy! Mya is doing much better since we arrived but is still struggling with vomiting when food and milk are combined. We have pretty much got the vomiting under control with food alone but she doesn't seem to be able to tolerate more than an ounce or two of milk with her meal.

Ben has decided that we are going to start working weekends starting this next week. Although we have only been supplementing her with the g-tube here and there he wants us to be 100% off next week without any lag time over the weekend. Mya is not his worse case....but by far not his easiest! Overall her eating is getting much better....she is swallowing the food almost every bit now and not having to prompted to open her mouth near as much.

I still have faith that this is going to work. When we first started I thought she would never get over the gagging with the food and was made a total turn around. So, there is definitely hope! She is drinking well on her own outside of the feedings so it may just take time for her body to get adjusted to digesting all this food and milk.

She gained over 2 ounces again today! So hopefully she doesn't lose a ton over the weekend! The weather has been great the last few days so we have been taking advantage of being outside! I think they have like 10 different parks within a 10 mile radius! So it's been good for Mya to see other children as well!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! We truly appreciate all the support we have from everyone back home! I know of several local churches that have put Mya on their prayer list and it is so appreciated! We are going to be here awhile but hopefully come out with great results and a healthy growing little girl!

1 comment:

  1. Just got to see the Mya updates. Sounds like progress is being made! I read where you wish this would have happened months ago but timing now is great so Matt can be with you thru the process. I know this must seem huge now but take it one day at a time and I promise you will be able to look back someday and see this was just a SMALL detour in life. We are praying for great results and a soon return to Indiana.