Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Kennedy's Cardiology appointment went fantastic today!!!  I've never left feeling better.  The doctor was thrilled with her weight, how well she's eating and was really shocked at how active she is.  Everything else is doing great from a cardiac standpoint, and we don't have to go back for another three weeks.  That's just to see if her medication needs to be increased due to her weight gain.

We also talked about the surgery.  From a weight perspective - we are good.  She said that they typically do it between 4-6 months, and for babies with Down Syndrome they like to do it earlier.  She expected that since Kennedy is doing so well with eating and gaining weight, that her surgery will probably be done right around 4 months.  She said that the earlier it's done, the better results, and since she's eating so well, hopefully we won't have to stay in the hospital for too long.

And - even more great news, as long as I continue to give her the oil - one way or another - I can go back to breastfeeding!!  This is AMAZING news for us!  I'm so incredibly excited, that hopefully I'll be able to at least get her back to nursing the majority of the time.  I would LOVE to be able to cut back on how often I'm pumping, to just twice a day.

I'm so proud of how well she's doing!  I just know that we're going to continue on this path!


  1. YAY- so glad the appointment went so great!!!

  2. that's FABULOUS news!!! yay!!

  3. Wonderful update. She really thriving because she has such dedicated parents!!!

  4. You ROCK, Jenn! Yay for Kennedy!