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,