Cautiously Optimistic

I am happy to report that David is eating well. ¬†It has been two days since the feeding tube has been removed. His total volume consumed plus his weight has increased both days. ¬†Morgan and I made the trip from New Albany on Monday afternoon and upon our arrival we noticed an immediate change in his feeding pattern – he wanted to eat. To say that David’s feedings have been stressful is an understatement. With each feeding I would become nervous and literally sweat. We were allowed 30 minutes per bottle (any time spent longer than this only resulted in David burning too many calories). I always felt like we were racing against the clock. Each feeding would turn into a battle where we would change positions, wipe with a cold rag, tickle feet, offer chin support, squeeze his cheeks, squirt the remaining bottle in his mouth…whatever it took to get an extra cc. I can not express how much I have enjoyed feeding my baby over the last two days. I can cuddle him, talk to him, and he can finish a bottle in 10 minutes. Dr. Ferguson kept telling us that a light switch would come on and he would eat, and he was right.

I am scared to become too excited about his eating. If nothing happens through the night we get to go home tomorrow. Louis and Lily are on their way to the hospital. Please, Please pray that we get to complete this part of our journey and travel home tomorrow.

God is good and merciful to answer prayers,

abigail

4 thoughts on “Cautiously Optimistic

  1. Aunt Wanda

    Wonderful news! :) Praying that you all will be home at last!

    May God continue to bless you!

    All my love,
    Aunt Wanda

  2. BeBe (Debbi Sacran)

    we are so excited. Louis called earlier to tell us the great news….and again, we will pray that if he is going to have a down turn…he will do it tonight while you are still at the hospital. But mostly…we are praying that he is on the upswing…light switch turned on….and ready for HOME:) We are so excited!!! I know ya’ll are!!

  3. Lillian Banna

    So happy for all the good news. Abbi you and Louis are such great Loving parents God is working his miracle on loving parents Hope you get to start your new life with David at home and everyone gets into a family routine that will make you all happy. God Bless you are all in our prayers and thoughts. Lots of Love and prayers. Aunt Lillian

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