Mommy stopped by again this morning to work on my oral stimulation during my 8 am feeding. Before she got ready to leave Jeanette stopped by and told Mommy that at my 5 am feeding she tried to have me take my milk from a bottle but that I didn't do very well. She is recommending that I have a surgery to put a tube in my tummy so I don't have to work hard to eat by mouth. Mommy and Daddy talked about it and decided that before agreeing to have the surgery done they want to watch a feeding with me so they understand exactly what is going on so that is going to be scheduled for tomorrow afternoon.
Mommy and Daddy came by for my 8 pm feeding. Mommy was kind of surprised because my roommate Elliott (he was born the same day as me, an hour after I was) was gone. He had been moved during the afternoon to another room. Now I am all by myself with my nurse so I will probably get lots of extra attention like I deserve! Mommy and Daddy did all the things they have been learning to do - took my temperature, changed my clothes, changed my dirty diaper, suctioned my trach and had me take the pacifier during my feeding. They are getting really good at all of this!
I was up to 6 lbs 3 ozs today - so I am growing bigger every day!
Peyton Nicole Smith