My 10 month old daughter has had a lot of complications, some have corrected themself or been corrected by surgery but one of the problems that has not corrected itself is she will not gain weight very easily. She has a feeding tube through her stomach which we used for about 5 months untill she had her last surgery. The doctors then told us not to use it untill further notice. Well every other month they go through a fit where they decide to hospitalize her due to her weight gain not being satisfactory. As I write this she is once again in the hospital. Here is the screwed up part. When she goes in the hospital they do not do much to figure out why she won't gain weight, they just stick her on the tube till she gains close to a pound and lets her come home. We ask about the feeding tube and they say it's not needed at this time. Here comes the screwed up part, the Gatroenterologist came in and said he is required to tell us that if he see's fit he can require her to go to foster care because she won't put on as much weight for us as she does for the hospital. Now what the heck is with that?? /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif Lets see here, she crawls around at home burning calories, she is on regular formula (per the same doctor) and is not on the feeding pump. While at the hospital she is on the feeding pump 24/7, on special formula and is not allowed to be very active. I'm going to be having a talk with the doctor as well as seek out a new doctor. One that will help solve the problem as opposed to band aiding it then blaming us when she is not suddenly cured.. I'm so freaking mad right now, my wife (who is always at the hospital with her) has been balling for about an hour now. I swear the little hospital visits are just to get more $$ out of us. We could put her on the feeding pump at home but they tell us not to. Sorry for the long post. Probably boring to most of ya'll so no hard feelings if you ignore it.