We had a pow-wow today - James, his feeding therapist, nurse, doctor, and I. The decision: instead of getting 65ml (that's a little over 2oz) every 3 hours we're gonna try giving Little Boy Blue 45ml every 2 hours. The hope is that he'll do better with the smaller amounts.
Now then, there's a few things I wanted to mention:
First, we're not sure when James will come home. We get asked that a lot - and it's a good question - but I don't know what to tell you. It all depends on how he does and if he gets the g tube or not. His eating is the only reason he's still in the hospital.
Second, part of me is really sad about leaving the staff of the NICU. I really, really like going in every day and chatting with the nurses and other staff members. Everyone's so kind (and fun) that I look forward to seeing the different people. J and S and J and L and M and the local gym teacher's wife - why can't I remember her name?!! - they're good people. Plus, they have loved and cared for my son at a very precious time in his life. I feel like they are connected to my family forever now. (Does that creep them out, do you think?)
Third, I hope you are still praying fervently. It isn't so urgent feeling now, but please know that when I think of your prayers I literally, physically feel better. We're in this for the long haul, and I hope you are, too. Sincerely, your support means a great deal to Travis and I. I honestly think it's the reason we're doing as well as we are.
Fourth, I've gained almost 30 new followers since the proverbial shit hit the fan a few weeks back. Just to warn you folks, I will be returning to boring blogging again, talking about things like Halloween costumes, cute things L and Ben do, the fact that Travis is growing his beard out and I like it. I'll also probably start posting youtube videos of songs I like again. You'll also hear me complain about being tired. Oh wait - I've been complaining about that all along. Well, you know, just be prepared for the return of the everyday. I hope you stick around though. And I hope my great aunts keep reading! I love that you're reading! :)
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