Saturday, December 7, 2013

Bottle Feeding And G-Tube

Today Lily was fed by the bottle three different times, drinking 7ccs the first time, 14 ccs the second, and 9 ccs the third. While these are nowhere near where she needs to be (around 57ccs of milk a feeding), it does show that she can do it. She needs to keep practicing. So please keep praying, especially through the intercession of Our Lady of La Leche, that Lily is able to drink the full amount from the bottle as quickly as possible.

In the meantime, we are considering the option of Lily getting a G-tube so that she can come home in about two weeks. With the G-tube in we can still encourage her to drink from the bottle or the breast with the hopes that she will transition over to that exclusively.

We really want her home as quick as possible and it seems that the G-tube is the best and quickest option for that to happen. That is, of course, unless she miraculously takes to the bottle over the course of tonight. Please pray!

P.s. Lily is two weeks old today!

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