Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The first baby steps

We got word from the doctor tonight that they are going to start giving Ellie breast milk in addition to her IV solution to see how her gut handles a tiny amount of food. She is going to begin tonight with only 2 cc's per hour which amounts to a very, very slow drip, but it is a start on the path to food and we will see how she does with this.

I took her on a field trip today to the radiology department to get new x-rays taken. With the gear in her room operating on batteries we can unplug her and walk around so that is good news, too. We see kids on this floor walking laps each day and a stroller would be good fun for her as well as her mom and I.

5 comments:

beth brogan said...

You're going to have to get a big stick to keep people away from her once she smiles at them. . . I think the Brogans have a new Boston Betty.

k8land said...

So you're probably now overrun with stroller offers, BUT if you are looking for one, like I said in my email, the S&B gals'll make it happen.

Alicia said...

Go breastmilk! Good luck Ellie!

Emily Phillips said...

I will send you guys my jogging stroller so that you can really get around fast. Ellie looks so cute.

Karen Petterson said...

Glad Ellie made the move so smoothly and you all are taking to your new surroundings so well. Hope to see you soon. Give each other some a big hugs and kisses from the Pettersons.