Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Yup, she's a Brogan alright

At 6:15 tonight, Ellie and I adjourned to the bathroom for her evening ritual: a good try at a poop on the toilet with a book for good measure, wash hands, brush teeth, rinse with flouride and off to get hooked up for her evening infusion and bed.

I had gotten one sentence into My Brand New Potty when she stopped me and told me, "No daddy. When there is an exclamation mark at the end, you need to Yell! Not just talk."

She is 3 1/2 and already a grammar Nazi with a need to read a book to poop.

Yup, she's with me.

Today she weighed in at 16.09 kg (35.4 pounds). That is a pound above her weight at clinic last week when we made the plan to go to 4 nights a week of TPN and 3 nights of saline. She is noticeably heavy. All good signs.

We hope that this aggressive weaning will encourage her appetite and thirst which will then move things along and let us wean some more. We will give this a few weeks and see how it goes but for now we are back to three nights a week without our old friend Omegaven. It is remarkably liberating to only set up the bag of fluids without the splitter or the Omegaven pump.

Place your bets, place your bets. Says my daughter.




7 comments:

BethBrogan said...

Brogans everywhere are puffing up their chests with a special pride at this. Next it will be, "Well, you can't raise it down, now can you?"

Gib and Abby Brogan said...

And adverbs. Save the adverbs!!

Anonymous said...

Can she burp the alphabet?
Her Maine Gramma and Grampa are wicked proud.

Gib and Abby Brogan said...

No she says 'Excuse me'. The ancillary benefits of great nursing-charm and grace.

Kate said...

I think her Mom had a little something to do with that charm and grace. Charm, grace, and the home repair prowess that is sure to reveal itself any day now.

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HELLO MY DAUGHTER IS FIVE YEARS OLD AND HAS SHORTGUT WE DID TPN WE DID LIPIDS CENTRAL LINES AND ALL SHE FIVE AND IN KINDERGARDEN... NOW
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