We have some good news today (it's about time!) For the last 24 hours Faith has taken all of her feeds by bottle!!! She hasn't even had her feeding tube in! While she is "nippling" she does struggle with it, but her nurses have told us it is getting easier and easier for her to do. This is a huge step in the right direction. While we are moving froward in the feeding area, once again the weight gain continues to be a problem. She is still losing weight. This might be our battle that keeps her in the NICU for a while. She needs to be showing steady growth. Once again there is a catch 22; She needs to work on nippling, but she burns a lot of calories doing this. So is it worth it? In our minds yes, because she needs to learn to eat on her own. The weight will come- this may mean she will need to stay there longer, but it will come!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Brian and Jen