Alyssa’s Update: 5-3-18 part 2

Alyssa update: I took this pic last night… Alyssa was alert and playful… I really want her home. She’s having trouble eating and breathing. She can do one or the other but not both. They are scheduling a swallow study for Monday to see if she is swallowing milk into her lungs while she eats but the doctor said the study is the equivalent of over 100 x-rays of radiation. That sounds scary to me. If she is sending milk into her lungs, the medical way to address it is to thicken her feedings. They said they cannot thicken breast milk so she would go to formula only. We hate that answer. It’s been stressful and scary. But I know she will be ok. This is temporary… #nicu (dale via fb)

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