There's good news and bad news. During the study Alex was given small amounts of chalky liquids and solids that showed up on x-ray. The study showed that formula has been getting into her lungs on most of her swallows. They think this has been happening for quite some time. This aspiration causes her lungs to be irritated and inflamed and may be contributing to her oxygen requirements and wheezing.
The good news is that they added a thickening agent (similar to honey) to her liquids and she did not aspirate. So, they've ordered the "honey" consistency and we should be able to start feeding her from her bottle soon. Our big girl is making big steps. We thank God for this outcome and feel grateful we've found a safe way to bottle feed our baby. Our prayers still go out to our little friend Autumn (with spina bifida) who wasn't so fortunate with her swallow study this week.
Thanks to all of our faithful prayer warriors :)