I fed Jax with the guidance of a doctor in the room this morning, and he drank 6 oz of milk (I hold the record!).
Lunch was harder. I'm not sure he was really hungry yet since the meal was about a half hour early. Jax struggled a bit and had to face the wall to calm down, but he still had about 4 oz of milk.
At dinner, I was left alone and guided through a mic in my ear. Jax did great and while he had about 4.5 oz of milk, he actually had a decent amount of food. We mixed vitamins in his food that he finished completely. We could tell he was getting full, so I felt good knowing he was filled up.
Jax's total fluid need overnight went down again, so there was definite progress. He is down to 580ml's tonight.
Brady had a good day at school this morning and was REALLY excited to see balloons in Jax's room today. The boys played hard and it seems that Brady gets bored much easier/faster in the room. Maybe Jax is just more acclimated to being content in this place. I'm starting a cold and I hope it doesn't blow up too big. I may have Jay stay tomorrow and night and sleep at home one night to get a full night of sleep.
I'm really excited and anxious for what the weekend brings without the doctors in the room!
|New day of art.|
|Jax listening to Anna's heart. Anna is the other feeding clinic patient.|
|Yup, Brady insisted on walking the Elmo balloon on our walk.|
|I hid this Christmas present away and pulled it out today. The boys LOVED playing Hungry Hippos.|
|Here I am watching Jaxon's swallow technique and praising for good drinks.|
|Working with a straw.|
|Brady pretending to coach us along.|