No more feeding tube!
The doctors decided to pull Adeline's feeding tube this morning and let her fully eat on demand with no supplementing from the tube. Adeline must have heard them because later when she was awake, and I went to get the nurse to pull her tube, Adeline decided to go ahead and pull the tube herself. She definitely has her own little personality already! She has to do well enough with taking the bottle to keep the tube out for good. She's done well today of taking either full feeds or close to full feeds, but the hardest part will be tonight. I'm hoping she'll wake some on her own, and I won't have to wake her to eat because then she tires out very quickly. We're getting closer and closer to discharge - she simply has to prove she can eat enough by the bottle. It's so wonderful to see her whole face now with no tubes!
|Enjoying (well obviously sleeping through) a picnic outside with some special friends|
|Working hard to drink her whole bottle|
Another sign that discharge is hopefully soon - pharmacy brought up Adeline's medications for when we're home - yippee!!