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!