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.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Eating Again

Around 5:00pm we were able to feed Scarlett a 1 ounce bottle of thickened breastmilk (non-fortified). She ate like a champ. Tiffany said we can try to give her another ounce in about 2 hours. For now, we're not going to fortify her milk, but I guess they'll check her weight gain and consider supplementing with formula if she doesn't gain weight.

Uncle Kevin  and aunt Kerri brought Violet back to us today (she spent the night with them last night). They took Violet to the dinosaur museum in Mesa, Arizona and bought her a little stuffed brontosaurus as a souvenir. Violet brought it with her to the hospital and gave it Scarlett.   She's still sleeping with it right next to her. It's really adorable.


  1. Melodie, I am so happy by the progress Scarlett is making. I'm sure you as her momma even more so. I hope you get your tiny one back with her precious smile to light up your life, and you can leave the pain and stress of this surgery behind you.

    How adorable that little dinasour, what a sweet big sister. Have a good night.