Jonah had us up six times last night and had a gusher with tonight's bottle. It was a nice run while it lasted.
The gushing really wasn't his fault though. When he was doing okay with milk and whey protein, we were adding Beneprotein to his bottles. When he started having issues with that, we switched to adding Provide protein, which is not whey based. Problem - it tastes like cherry. So when I was desperate for him to eat and decided on junk-free bottles, the protein got taken out too (I was doing 5 ml in three bottles a day). His nutritionist ran the numbers yesterday based on how many ounces he's taking a day now, and guess what? Not enough protein. So tonight I put the cherry stuff back in there, and BOOM - gusher. Sigh.
He's not getting enough protein to heal and grow, apparently.
So anyway, now she wants me to start Duocal and ProStat 64. Duocal is protein free but adds calories. ProStat 64 is protein but only comes flavored. And how in the world is he supposed to be hungry for solids when he's being pumped full of so many calories? But how can I lower the calories if he's already not getting everything he needs and has finally started gaining weight again? And I would just put the Duocal in solids, but he's decided he's not interested in that again. I just don't know.
Anyway, besides that frustration, we've had a good day. I know maybe it's a lame-o blog post to talk about the weather, but man, it was an AWESOME weather day. Sunny and in the lower 60's. Jonah struggled to eat his first bottle of the day, and it was quite the battle. We did an 11:00 dressing change, another feeding, a 30 minute nap (he's killin' me, people), and then we made a Target run. It was so nice I stood out front with Jonah in the cart and talked on the phone a few minutes. It felt great, and Jonah was loving it. Tonight has been low key, and I'm off to bed. After our rough night last night, I'm exhausted.
No big plans for the weekend. I'm glad. I think it's supposed to be rainy, so I'm fine with not having a lot going on. Hope y'all have a good one.