Saturday, June 03, 2006

Mom gets to feed Benny

Finally he was able to be bottle fed. He would only eat for a short time then have to get the rest of his feeding in the nasogastric tube. By this time we knew he had severe scholiosis and his breathing problems were more than likely from his ribcage not allowing his lungs to expand the way they should. The inability to eat might be from the interventions that had saved his life. We were told many ECHMO babies end up with tube feeding. But Britt had pumped her breasts every 2 hours for all of these weeks and she would not accept that. I finally pushed her to insist they would let her try to breast feed. He latched on and did good. although we had no idea how much he was getting. He was transfered out of NICU to stepdown.

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