By the time we got to the fluoroscopy lab, she was a piece of work--flailing around and screaming her head off. At that visit, they put her behind an x-ray machine and we could see her little baby skeleton. When she finally got her milk that had barium in it, we could that sometimes she allowed milk down her airway.
|"Mommy, call someone and tell them to bring me food!"|
1. Unthickened formula in a Level 1 nipple: small sips, No aspiration
2. Level 2 Dr. Brown nipple with oatmeal: couldn't get the oatmeal out
3. Level 3 Dr. Brown nipple with oatmeal: No aspiration
4. Sweet potato a la Barium: No aspiration, and swallowed like a champ! Thought barium tasted icky though.
So overall, yay! No aspiration! Now begins a gradual change in her thickened formula every 2 weeks, where we either decrease the amount of oatmeal and/or decrease the size of the nipple opening. Hopefully she adapts well.
Evie celebrated with a big poop while we were still in the waiting room about to leave. Mommy thanks you, Evie!
|Celebrating in the cafeteria before going home|
Go Evie Go!