This morning we headed back to the Children's Hospital at 7 A.M. for Adeline's gastric stomach emptying, aspiration and reflux scan. We checked in and then had to wait 30 minutes just to register. They put her little hospital bracelet on her foot and we waited another few minutes to be called back. Yesterday, the tech said she would be fed formula for the x-ray, but the tech today said we could use breast milk. He asked for her bottle so he could add a solution to it that would allow her food to be followed on the screen as it was digested. I asked him if the scan would take three hours, with pictures taken every ten minutes, as we were told yesterday. He informed me that that's how it works for adults, but that it's recently been changed for children. The tech explained that she would be swaddled in place for one hour and images would be taken throughout that time. I was really worried that she would have to be held in place for such a long time. She was given ten minutes to eat and then placed on the table. I asked if we could elevate her head due to her reflux and he rolled up a towel for her head. Then he swaddled her in a sheet and placed tape across the swaddle in three areas--she wasn't going anywhere! I prayed she would fall asleep over the next hour as he dimmed the lights and played music. KLOVE was one the radio, which helped comfort me =). But Adeline decided it would be more fun to stay WIDE awake. She was a perfect angel for the entire hour! She just smiled and cooed and took turns looking from side to side at the xray screens. She only cried for about 30 seconds half way through and then was soothed by the pacifier. She finally feel asleep the last five minutes. In the middle of the test the tech showed me images of her bowels on the screen and explained that her stomach was emptying as it should. At the end of the exam he said her stomach emptied at 75 percent, and they want it to be at more than 50 percent, so that was positive. He noted reflux in some of the images and so took additional pictures of her lungs at the end to check for aspiration, and luckily there was none. When we were all ready to leave he commented on what a good baby Addie was =). Our GI should have all the notes by Friday and hopefully they'll call on Monday to schedule her for some time next week to discuss a treatment plan. Below are some blurry pictures on Addie during her scans. Such a trooper!!!