Wednesday, January 4, 2012

9.30 - UGHHH

That pretty much sums Hope's weigh in this morning.  I knew it was not going to be good.  She had a stomach virus for 8 days...yeah, the whole puking and pooping kind of virus.  The kind that no heart mom wants their little one to catch.  It was awful and I would have blogged about it, but it was just that awful.  So awful that I had to get a brand spanking new washing machine.  It was the floor model because they didn't have any that we liked in stock and we needed one THAT day.  The dryer will be here today, but no biggie...our old dryer works just fine.  I was going through at least 2 loads a day...and that was just the puke and poop stuff...not even counting the regular 2-4 loads I normally do a day. 

I am now home waiting for a call from Hope's cardiologist.  I know it is coming.  I am guessing we will be making a trip downtown in the next week or so.  They get really concerned when Hope loses any weight...even if she has been sick.

I will break down the ughhh for everyone.  Last weigh in December 14th - 9.55 kilos or 21 pounds .866 ounces.  Today (three weeks later) - 9.30 kilos or 20 pounds 8.05 ounces.  Total loss .25 kilos or 8.82 ounces (.551 pounds).  Not good at all.  We are trying to get her back to eating the way she was before the stomach bug, but that is going to take some time too.  She is pigging out on potato chips and I am thankful for is something new for her and she loves it. 

Oh well...that is why there was no Happy New Year post.  I was busy cleaning up after a sweet little girl who was feeling really icky.  So...I hope everyone has a Happy and HEALTHY New Year!!!


  1. I am so sorry to hear how sick Hope was! What a nightmare. I'm thankful she's feeling better and will pray she gets quickly back on the "eating" wagon :)

    Happy New Year!

  2. Oh I am SO sorry. I know how frustrating it is - Bodie had a cold and ear infection over the holidays and lost a half a pound. We're working on getting it back on - thankfully, he's bigger than Hope so it's not as much of an issue when he loses weight, but it's still unnerving and makes me soooo frustrated so I can only imagine how frustrating it must be for you! :-( praying she packs it back on SOON!

  3. I totally feel your pain, it looks like weight loss was all around for our heart kiddos this holiday season. Jasiu also lost some weight because he refused to eat after his cath on the 27th. I know how frustrating it is. She was doing so well with gaining, I'm sure she will pick it up again once she gets back in the swing of things. Jasiu is slowly opening his mouth for the spoon and bottle as well. I didn't even blog about it either, I was so stressed(he took in 8 ounces of milk two days in a row). Sending prayers and positive thoughts.

  4. I'm so sorry. I'm praying that sweet Hope is back to her regular eating routine soon!

  5. I am so sorry!!!! I cannot imagine how frustrating that is. You guys have worked so hard. I am TERRIFIED of Madison getting a stomach bug!

    Praying for fast recovery and weight gain. Maybe by the time her appointment comes around you will have her back where she was plus some.

    Heart Hugs


  6. Sorry I have been MIA but we were moving before Christmas. Love the family photos, you have a beautiful family. Wishing you guys a wonderful 2012.
    Sorry Hope got so sick, I can't imagine the worry that you have to carry. You are an amazing mommy. I am praying that 2012 will be another good year for Hope.
    She is so tiny and beautiful. Emma weighs 20 lbs now, I can't believe how small Hope is. Got to love that little heart baby! ((HUGS)) to both of you.