Thursday, January 29, 2009

A New Bottle

Shortly after writing the last post I called to check on little Abby. She is going to be fed alternately between bottle and tube to build up her strength. At 8:00 she nippled 50cc-which is her full feeding amount. (a little below 2 oz, which would be about 60cc) She did it in 15 minutes. That was pretty much the most she had ever eaten and in record time. Of course I just hung up crying and went and hugged John-- and had to reassure him I was now crying tears of joy. She did it trying out a new kind of bottle.... This morning she ate 32cc in her 20 minute limit (and was tube fed the rest), but that is still more than she was eating with the first bottle we thought was working. The tube will stay in for a little bit, but she is already making progress. I forgot got to ask how she did through the middle of the night....

3 comments:

Liz O. said...

Sorry John and Kim,

I know how frustrating it can be when your child is in the hospital and you just want to get them home. It seems like it's always hard to get released. Hang in there and don't forget to take care of yourselves!

Good to hear about the new bottle working out better. I don't know if all babies are like this, but I know my babies did NOT like me to switch around bottles/nipples on them. It made them really mad! Maybe Abby just has a strong preference for one over another?

Tanya Leigh said...

Well, hopefully that will be a better match for her :) You are doing GREAT, Kim! You are still in our prayers.

Claudia said...

I keep checking in (and checking with your mom or dad whenever I talk to them) to see how the little one is progressing. I love the picture! She's so beautiful and she has grown so much. I suspect that you will look back over this time and see that you have grown as much as she. I think you have ALL been amazing. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. Claudia