Sunday, May 21, 2006
Sunday 5/21/06 9:30pm update...
Our first weekend at home was full of wonderful learning experiences. We have developed a schedule based around his feeding schedule. We get up in the morning at 6am when it is time to take him off the feeding pump. We take a little time in the morning to get around and then he spends a majority of the morning asleep. We eat again at 9am, then rest, then eat again at 12p and every three hours from there. At 5pm we have “Braden” time. This is when work on our exercises that were given to us by the specialist. We have tummy time on our boppy to help strengthen our neck muscles and our baby abs. He is taken to this slowly because he does not want to lay on his feeding tube button. After that we work on our swallowing muscles with the lemon swabs. These swabs work to create extra saliva to encourage him to swallow.
Tomorrow begins our week with a trip to the Pediatrician. This will be our first visit and Mom’s first trip with B by herself and driving. I am going back to work tomorrow so we have been working to learn how to do things by ourselves even though the other one is near by. Better to learn with help handy versus trying to do it and not have anyone there. I wish you all a pleasant week and we will continue to b in touch.
Posted by Bdub at 8:59 PM