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I feel like I'm gonna be sick. (sad update on DD)

DD has been completely unable to tolerate her feedings. She already has a fundoplication and a GJ tube, but she can't even handle 15ml per our of just Pedialyte. She can't handle full strength, or even half strength formula at all. 

They've tried several different meds to get her bowels moving again, but none have worked. She's on TPN (IV nutrition), but they are VERY reluctant to send her home on that due to her high risk of infection or damage to her PICC line.

I have to choose between taking her home on TPN and running a very high risk of her getting an infection in her PICC line and getting sepsis. Or We can give her dilluted formula continuously at 10ml per hour, just enough to keep her from feeling hungry, and just let nature take it's course. 

I feel like I've been punched in the gut...

by on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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spunky946
by Ruby Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Oh I'm so sorry.  I hope you have the strength to make the right decision.

crazymom21
by Gold Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:36 PM
Poor baby! That is a tough call moma. Which would make her more comfortable? Sepsis sounds awful :(
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ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I'm so sorry. :(

Mamie_85
by Platinum Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM
I am so sorry
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ilovemykids323
by Platinum Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:38 PM

 wow.. I'm sending prayers your way! what a tought choice. Do what feels right to you.

catrig
by Platinum Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:40 PM

I'm sorry.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM
:'(
usmcwifey11
by Platinum Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM
I'm so sorry momma.
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Bethsunshine
by Emerald Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I'm sorry :( I don't know what else to say.




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Jenniy
by Platinum Member on Dec. 12, 2012 at 5:42 PM
**hugs**
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