Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bottle Time!

Chase went for an additional swallow study this afternoon since they weren't able to gather all the information they needed yesterday. Basically, he didn't take enough of the thickened barium mixture for the doctors to gauge whether or not he could successfully handle a full feed of thickened breastmilk. So back to the lab we went!

I was very impressed with how well he handled the thickened mixture today. He took about 20 ccs in about 2 minutes! That's pretty darn good for a heart baby! We were very pleased that he took the thickened stuff without any signs of aspirating or penetrating his airway. Praise God!

So the game plan is to try to give him his first official bottle feeding shortly -- between 4:30 - 5:00 PM. I can't wait to give it a try and see how he does! My prayer is that he'll take to these bottle feedings VERY well since this in the only thing keeping us here in the hospital. Please say some prayers for my boy and I'll let ya know how he does!

On another note, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, HUBS! Today's our big 4th anniversary! What a blessing he's been in my life!

On yet another note, Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I hope everybody has a wonderful celebration with family and friends tomorrow!


  1. What a great way to start Thanksgiving! Praising God for these results. Enjoy feeding your little one his first bottle!

  2. This is SUCH great news! And a wonderful addition to Thanksgiving for us all. Happy Anniversary!

  3. Congrats Chase! Marlee was on thickened formula also. She had to drink 55mls by mouth at every feed to go home, it only took one week! Go Chase! I know you can do it!! ~The Hardmans~ (Fellow Heart Family)