Some of you might remember that Lo had a horrible case of the stomach flu in January, and that, combined with her failure to thrive and a severe milk protein intolerance, was enough to land her at Children's Hospital for 8 days where she also ended up with a blood infection. Since then we have been under the care of the GI docs at Children's. They follow her pretty closely, and I call in every week to give them a weight update.
Yesterday I took her in to her regular pedi for a cough, rash, and her 9mo shots. The doctor came in a pretty much spent the entire appointment asking me why Children's isn't doing anything more invasive for her. Yes, she's still a little below the growth chart, but she is gaining steadily. She already cruising, and, I think, she will soon be walking. However, all the doc wanted to talk about was what we were doing about her slow weight gain. He told me to call Children's today and start asking questions. He questioned why she didn't have a G-tube already. He also said that she won't gain weight if she's not taking at least 30 oz a day. She's never taken that much. She averages between 15-18 oz/day, and she gains about 4 oz/week. I think that's pretty good. Her weight yesterday was 15 lbs 8oz. She's come so far from where she was.
I guess I was just upset because he seems to think that Children's isn't managing her case well, and he grilled me about why we weren't "doing anything." I left the appointment feeling like a major medical intervention was necessary. I'm so upset that the pedi attacked me like that. I think if he had major questions about Children's management plan, he should have called and questioned them.
Sorry, I just need to vent about it.