Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Big things are happening here at Riley for Mr. Graham. First off, he has hit 9 pounds! He is tolerating his feeds (65ml/4hrs) very well. He is also latching on during non-nutritive breastfeeding! He'll have a swallow test hopefully this week to see if he remembers how to swallow. We would like to avoid going home on a feeding tube.
Yesterday, we made the move to the Infant Unit. It was an emotional move. Saying good-bye to all the nurses who got Graham and our family through so much for so long was a tearful experience. We're just down the hall from the NICU, but it's much different as far as restrictions. We were lucky to get a private room, and as you can see by the picture of Grandma and Graham, it's pretty cozy. I can spend the night, which is wonderful, but more wakeful, not because Graham is waking up, but because of nurses and doctors coming in at all hours. They take such good care of all of us here, but we're definitely ready to be home with no midnight visitors.
Hopefully, next week we'll have an idea of when we'll be heading back to Eagle Creek Drive. Perhaps just in time for some spring weather to be able to take Graham on much anticipated walks.