Hannah - posted on 10/11/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 3 month daughter, Ruby just underwent open heart surgery to close her ASD and VSD. Prior to surgery we had her on an NG tube so she would keep gaining weight. After surgery, we had the expectation that she would just start sucking down bottles immediately. She has not shown ANY signs of changing her eating patterns and I'm concerned she'll have an NG tube for months.
We thought she wasn't eating well, prior to surgery, because she was tired and worn out. Now, after surgery, she is still eating the same way. Every doctor keeps telling us to give her time...but nothing has changed. I'm concerned she has a sucking problem or something because she'll suck and suck and suck but get MAYBE 10ml out of the bottle.
Anyone else go through this?