Sunday, July 24, 2011

Starting Feeds

Brayden's hospital plans as of this morning:

Sometime soon, Brayden will be started on his feeds through his j-tube.  His feeding pump runs at 42 ml/hr at home.  To start introducing his food, he will be on 10 ml/hr for the first couple of hours, then 20 ml/hr for a couple of hours,...on up to 42 ml/hr.  The hope is to try the food for the next 24 hrs to see how it goes.

Perhaps he will be home tomorrow.

He and I have wandered these familiar halls (our room is warm and the halls are cooler but he has his light-up fan from his aunt).  We headed to the playroom and read some books.  He placed his little hand on top on my arm, his little fingers covered with band-aids from getting blood.


Shannon said...

I love the photos of his hand on your arm. Those photos tell a beautiful story....all his little body has been through, his deep love for you and your constant devotion to him. I hope he handles the feeds well and you can head home tomorrow.

Junior said...

very sweet photos. Praying you get to come home tomorrow.

Wherever HE Leads We'll Go said...

Praying all is going well with feeds and you are on your way home. Love the pictures. His hand on your arm is very sweet. Don't you just love the little ways our kids show us they love us? It's the little things that always mean so much!

kirstenpetree said...

I hope you get to go home very soon!