October 26, 2005:

12:30 pm – Emma gained two ounces yesterday! The feeding tube is helping.

Even better news is that they did the swallow study this morning, and thickened her formula. In her last feeding, she ate all 2 ounces on her own! The tube will stay in for a while until she proves she’s continuing to do well.

The neurologist is a little concerned about her muscle tone – it’s quite possibly related to her not gaining weight, but he wants to make sure. So he’s going to schedule a MRI or CAT scan for her. We’re not sure when that will be.