Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 26th

Thank you all for the kind words yesterday. They really mean so much and help us get through!

Today Benson had his car seat test and passed!

Ben will have his swallow study tomorrow at 11:30am. Basically we will go down to radiology and they will give Ben a bottle with barium in it so they can use an x-ray to see how he swallows and hopefully identify any problems. He had a pretty rough feeding this morning at 9:00am. He spit up once during his gavage and seemed to be so uncomfortable while it was going in his tummy. He always seems uncomfortable but this time it was really bad which may have been due to the vitamins they gave him with his feeding. His car seat test was right after his feeding and he spit up as he was being put in his car seat. Since he had the vitamin drops (with iron) it was a lovely shade of green and it got ALL OVER his cute pumpkin outfit! I scrubbed it in the sink with dish soap but then thought that he'll never wear it again - Halloween is this weekend and it certainly won't fit next year - duh, Mom!

Ainsley has done a good job eating today and took full bottles at 6:00am, 9:00am and 6:00pm. I think three full bottles is a new record! She also did good on her partial bottles today, generally leaving only about 8ml.

That's about it for today. I hope everyone had a Happy Humpday!


  1. Everyday is one day closer to them coming home! I hope they find out what's going on with Ben tomorrow so they can fix it!!

  2. Kahlen hated nipples that shot the milk straight to the back of her throat. She liked the nuke nipples that shot the milk to the roof of the moth first. I don't know if that helps at all, but just thought I'd share it with you.

    I hope everything keeps going well. I know it must be very hard to still have them in the hospital, but it is what is best for them right now. Just doesn't feel like it.