It seems poor Jack is allergic to something that is blowing around out there right now. It makes him sneeze, and last night he had a tiny bit of a stuffy nose. Being a very smart young man, he figured out that he could breathe better if he slept on his side rather than his back so he would roll over, but that meant that his binki kept falling out which is very serious. The result - mom and Jack slept most of the night in the lazy boy so Jack could sleep on his side and keep the oxygen flowing and mom didn't have to keep getting up to put his binki back in. We are both very tired today.
The speech therapist came by this morning to see how Jack is progressing with his feeds. She said he's still a bit gulpy, but he's doing great and she gave me some techniques to slow him down. He is taking almost all of his feeds orally now. He can't quite do it all at the same time as that is still too much work, but he gets really hungry before it's time to eat, so if I give him a snack when he's hungry then feed him the rest when it's time to eat he can usually do it all by himself without the help of a tube. The therapist thought we would probably be done with the tube by next week or so. Hooray!
Biopsy and Fun
2 days ago