This is a blog for my daughter Scarlett. She was born with a complex congenital heart defect known as Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia. She is my little hero.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

16 Hours Barf Free

Thank you for everyone's "vomit-fee" prayers. They're working. :)

We have officially been barf-free for approximately 16 hours after starting her continuous NG tube feeds.  She took 5ml's per hour for the first 4 hours, then 10ml's for the next 4 hours, then 15ml's for the next 4 hours. and is just finishing up 20ml's per hour. At 4am, we up it to 25ml's per hour.

So far she has taken in 7 1/2 ounces and is doing great. According to nurse Maria, this means we can rule out breastmilk lactose intolerance. A lot of people (hospital staff) seem to think Scarlett was in withdrawl (from the sedation narcotics she was on last week). They said it's very common. We're also still waiting for her to poop, but I am very happy that she's able to rest (from the barfing) today... and even more happy that it's not me (my milk)!. : )


  1. I am so happy for you! Praying she can start on a bottle a little later today.

  2. So happy she is doing better! Will keep praying for her progress. Way to go baby Scarlett!!!