Friday, February 24, 2006

update for hedda

Here is a quick update so Hedda will leave me alone. ;)

Caleb is starting to take stuff by mouth now. They started to dip his pacifier in sugar water and let him suck on it during his feeds. That way he will connect sucking with food. He eats at 8, 12, and 4. I was able to give him his first round of sugar water last night. He loved it! The goal for the next 2 weeks is to get Caleb on the bottle.

Yesterday he was up to 50 ccs of formula every 4 hours. He is doing great on the soy formula. His IV fluids have been cut way back.

Thursday night at about 7:50, Caleb started to get cranky. The nurse and I couldn't figure out what was wrong. His diaper was clean, he wasn't hurt, he was comfortable. We were lost. She mentioned it was almost time for his 8:00 feeding. Then a light bulb went off in both of our heads. Caleb was hungry!! For the first time ever he was hungry! It was so neat to see. He probably didn’t like it too much.

Physical Therapy stopped by yesterday and started Caleb on some exercises. He loves his exercises! He is so awake and alert during his exercises.

I’ll update later today after I talk to the hospital. (Hedda’s probably going to miss the update. She will be on her way to a cruise and she refuses to take me.)


Hedda said...

Thanks for the update! Loser!
I will be checking up on you from my island getaways.

Love you and the fam. Give wee man a kiss for me everyday.

Lucy Henry said...

Thank you for the update on Caleb. I just love how he is acting like a newborn now.

Anonymous said...

not nice for hedda to leave you at home...of course, you have more important things to do besides sailing around the ocean. Maybe it'll rain...glad Caleb is doing so well with the soy, the little chunk. Love you, Mary Ann