Caroline has continued to feel pretty good this week. We are still experimenting with thickened formulas and alternative feeding methods. The changes are definitely improving her ability to keep food down, so we are pleased and motivated by her progress. Its a never ending process of counting calories, monitoring fluid intake, and questioning of whether she is really getting enough, but I'm sure all parents can relate to wondering if their child is getting all of the nutrition they need.
We are happy to have 2 months under our belt since Caroline's heart surgery. Its nice to know that with each passing week she is stronger and healthier than the week before. The cardiologists warn us that it will take about 6 months for her heart to heal from the surgery and strain induced by the hole in her heart. Until then, we are told to be cautious about her catching a cold or the flu. We will get all the vaccinations we can and in the mean time avoid public places where Caroline could potentially get sick. We're definitely sad to see the end of our summer weather and an early start to the cold and flu season.