Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hunger Strike Over?

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.


Kimberley said...

Yay! It's aweful when they don't eat! Glad to hear he's doing better. Hope the new nurse works out for you. Sometimes I think it's better when they learn from you about the ventilator.

Whit, Lindsey, and Jonas said...

I guess kids will eat when they are hungry...hope this nurse works out. I totally agree..it's so important to get a good vibe from someone. You and Dakin have to interact with them, so why not be picky! Good luck!

Sky said...

I have to tell you he is SO CUTE!!! Im waiting for Sky to start drinking again too, its slow but sure, Ill get that dang NG out in a few weeks Im sure!