My sweet angel was so good all day yesterday. All of your thoughts and prayers must have worked yesterday!
Alex had a gastric emptying scan yesterday. Basically a test to see how fast his stomach can empty. His belly should empty fluids in about a half hour. After 90 minutes, Alex's stomach had only emptied 3% of his 4 oz of formula. This explains why we have so much stomach pain and why we can't increase our feed rate.
The plan is to put in a different tube that bypasses his stomach and goes directly into his small intestine. We are not sure if this will fix the problem, because we don't know if his motility is any better farther down the GI tract, but it doesn't hurt to try.
We will be here at least into next week.