Friday, January 28, 2011

Not enough calories

Zach is needing around 400 more calories a day than what his body will tolerate him getting, so he is literally starving himself. His stomach will not digest the formula like it is supposed to so we can't add anymore to his feeds. We have tried to add in some different things to up his calories but his body would not tolerate them either. We are at a standstill, he wants to eat, he is so hungry but he can't. He just can't eat.

He goes back to the surgeon and GI on February 7, and right now the plan is probably going to be to replace his g-tube with a g/j tube to see if that will help. In that route his stomach is bypassed with the tube and his formula goes directly into his small intestines.

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