Happy Mother’s Day!
Today I had a nice Mother’s Day surprise at the hospital. The March of Dimes gave all of the moms flower seeds for Mother’s Day. Now if only I knew how to garden…
Sam is plugging along with his feeds. Yesterday was a pretty good day–3 successful feeds by bottle. He was too tired to finish his bottle this morning, though. His feeds have been increased to 2 1/2 ounces every 3 hours. His nurse practitioner is concerned that he has trouble with the volume. There is talk of reducing the volume by increasing the calories of his milk. I’m not sure that it will help, but who knows?
We are feeling encouraged today because one of Sam’s first roommates, Isobel, is going home! Isobel and Sam’s due dates were within days of one another and they’ve had many of the same challenges with feeding. Isobel was feeding like Sam up until a few days ago when the N.P. decided to try her out with on-demand feeds. She did great with it and is on her way home right now. Maybe that will be Sam soon!