Dakin has been pushing a molar for about 2 weeks now. He doesn't drool a whole lot, so it has been taking it's sweet time coming through. No doubt painful, with the result that he was refusing to take his bottle, and for a day or so refused his baby food as well. We had tried everything--he won't take a sippy cup, he did ok with a regular cup but it took forever and he only got a little. BUT, last night he took almost all his bottle and "real" food, and did the same for lunch and dinner today. Thank goodness!!! So hopefully no more having to give him all his liquids through his feeding tube--we are being cautiously optimistic.
We also found a new nurse. She is a good friend of our night nurse, who speaks glowingly of her, so we're feeling pretty good about that. She came out this morning to meet us (Mommy's new stipulation to the company--we must meet and approve them before orienting them) and seemed amenable to all of our rules, so we're giving her a try tomorrow. She's not very experienced on the ventilator, but Mommy's willing to train someone if he/she appears to be neither stupid nor crazy (both of which we've had in our nurses...sigh...). So hopefully she'll work out for us.