Today Noah had more baby food! Yay! At breakfast he had a jar of 2nds gerber food that was Organic Pear Raspberry. He ate the entire container. Then at lunch he had 3rd Gerber Sweet potatoes. He also ate the entire jar. We are so excited. He is actively opening his mouth and pushing his head forward to eat it. So I decided it was time to call his old gastro.
When I called the nurse was anything but thrilled. She kept sighing and saying, "uhhhh. I dunno what to do!" Like it was a bad thing or like Noah had screwed up their plans. Lol. She said she had no idea what to tell me and she would have to call the doctor. Then 30m or so later the doctor and he told me to take one bolus feed off of him and to do his overnight at 30mls to lessen what he gets there. This was also the first time I admitted honestly to the doctor that I stopped Noah's feeds from 5am until 9am. He just brushed by that. My way does work! Not always but I did what I thought was best for my son and it worked. Maybe the doctors should learn from this that moms of special needs kids may know a thing or two about some stuff.
So now we are planning to go to the store and get Noah a sippy. If he can begin to take a feed by mouth then 6 months from then we can probably get the tube taken out. Wouldnt that be amazing?! Eating and drinking like a typical kid. Oh man, tears flow just picturing my baby sitting at the table eating and drinking with his siblings. What a day of rejoicing that will be!
I am so grateful to my friends and family who have stood by us and prayed for this child since his birth or since hearing his story. You know this is only possible because you ask God to heal him and he answered our prayers! Our baby boy is HEALED!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Here are some videos of Noah eating