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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Eat it up, buddy!

Feeding.  Again.  I'm sure there will be lots of posting about food.  It's not a fun topic in this house.  We're so far away from our goal, and we're just getting started on a long journey.  Here's how the last few days have gone:

Friday: Took 3 bites of formula & rice cereal.  Gagged.  Done.
Saturday: 4 bites.  Gagged.  Barfed.  Done.
Sunday: Chaotic, skipped dinner.
Monday: 2 Bites, Gagged, Barfed.  Cried.  Done.
Tonight:  3 decent sized bites, no gagging.  Ended on a good note :)

We're still in the beginning stages, but I've gotten a lot of encouragement from others who have gone through this, and I'm determined not to give him a rest.  If he's not sick, he has to try food.  His schedule will involve eating.  We're re-arranging dinner around him, because he needs it.  THIS WILL PAY OFF someday....but for the record, this is very trying.  I am not a patient person, and I want to push him to take more each day.  This is not that easy.  This is not a picu battle, it's a nicu battle.....slow and steady wins the race!

1 comment:

  1. Okay, friend. I am here to tell you that it feels like things will never get better, but they WILL. Tiernan started just. like. that. And now look at him. It really is trying. You are right, but trust the process. Love you!!!