The latest plan to decipher Eliza's eating problem is to have her undergo an endoscopy on Tuesday with a biopsy to see if that can resolve, or at least rule out, any issues with her stomach that may be causing her eating problems. If all is well there, then a trial run with an NG tube is the next step. If she gains weight with the additional calories from the NG tube feeds then we'll discuss further a g-tube. If she does not gain any weight with the addition of the NG tube feeds, then some more detective work will be needed to figure out this weight gain problem. If it appears that the problem is entirely behavioral, then we'll revisit her current feeding therapy to see if there is something else/different that can be done.
We have to get to the hospital fairly early on Tuesday since thankfully they don't keep the smaller babies waiting too long (or so they say). Of course, with my luck, this will be the first day that Eliza ever wakes up hungry.
I know I'm tired of writing about eating/feeding or lack thereof and I am sure everyone is getting tired of reading about it! I hope that someday soon I will never have to write about this again.... hey a girl can hope, right?