What Braska looked like (pretty close anyway) the last time she had a fully tube-free day….. April 2007. (And those tube-free days were hurting her, dehydrating her, though we didn’t know it at the time… but no more!)
Clearly, that particular day wasn’t tube free. Man, I do NOT miss that NG. We don’t mind the g-button at all, but that NG tube was a pain! In the picture above, she weighed 10 lbs 8 oz at 4 months old. She was weighed again today by her nutritionist… and we met a new goal!
Anyway, I’m beat from a long day, but I couldn’t miss documenting today’s victory.
After our big celebration yesterday of record-demolishing totals of oral intake, I had hopes that we would get to the point that ALL her fluids in the day could be covered orally… but I didn’t think it would be now.
Today she took in over 20 ounces of liquid, (mostly milk, some juice) via sippy cup or open cup. She also handled her calories,“entrees” as I call them… semi-blended soups, etc…and her much beloved yogurt. One very successful day!
No tube feeds today!! None were needed!!
I acknowledge that there may be days that don’t go so smoothly, we may not be ready to count the sequential tube-free days yet. But the progress is clear, and for that, I’m SO thankful!
Thank you ALL for your encouragement!! I do so appreciate having so many wonderful people on this journey with us!