Thursday, November 29, 2007
First, there are a couple of new pics to the right. I report tonight some good news and a renewed sense of hope. I was doing "homework" with him and he took some watered down baby food through a syringe. When I say some, I mean about a total of 6-8 mL. He had some great swallows and with a thicker but not too thick substance, he didn't drool out so much. He didn't gag once! Then for his feeding I gave him the rest of the thinned baby food through his tube because I've heard that some kid's reflux gets better when they have some more solid food on their tummy to weigh it all down. Granted, it wasn't true solids because it had to be thin enough for the tube, but it was thicker than the normal milk he gets so that's good. Then I used some rice cereal to thicken his milk and put that through the NG also. He gagged a couple of times but nothing came up!! I'm so excited. I didn't use the pump, because I was afraid it would clog, so it was pretty time consuming to give him syringe-ful after syringe-ful over about 30 minutes--but it was worth it if it helps him keep it down. If he does well again at his next feeding I will call the doctor tomorrow and see if his feeds need to be adjusted because of adding solids. Just pray that he digests it fine.
Posted by Erin Beckemeier at 5:51 PM