Grow, Baby, Grow

I had a long telephone conversation with Veronica’s cardiologist yesterday to discuss her weight gain problems.

If you’ve spent any amount of time with us you know that we are constantly feeding her. This isn’t an issue of not eating enough, it’s just that her heart works overtime and her body burns the calories she needs to be storing up.

We have a plan of attack. We’re going to put her on 22 calorie formula. Basically it’s a way of concocting the formula so that each ounce has 22 calories instead of the usual 20. We will take her in next Friday to be evaluated again by the cardiologist. If she doesn’t improve, I assume we will go up to 24 calorie milk and so forth and so on until we see improvement. Right now I am still breastfeeding but for the time being she’s going to be receiving more formula so that we can plump her up.

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4 Responses to “Grow, Baby, Grow”


  1. 1 chuck April 4, 2008 at 9:45 am

    I’ll be happy to swing by with some Kopp’s custard later on if you think that will help…she likes chocolate mint, right?

    in lieu of the Kopp’s diet, the increased-calorie formula sound like a great plan!

  2. 2 christin April 4, 2008 at 9:56 am

    I wish I had to eat and eat and eat because my heart burned up my calories…what a nice life, VJ! and she doesn’t even appreciate it yet. 🙂

  3. 3 whip1 April 4, 2008 at 11:42 am

    i know, why can’t i just eat pizza and donuts in order to make my milk higher in calories.

  4. 4 Mad April 8, 2008 at 9:54 am

    If the 22 calorie formula doesn’t do the trick, beer and brats can’t be far behind.


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