Tuesday, July 25, 2006

It is finished

Today we had a short but good visit with the GI doctor today. After talking over the issues with her we decided to stop all tube feeds. If he looses weight it will be obvious proof that he still needs the extra nutrition so the insurance company will not be able to say boo to us. Neither of us think that he will loose weight though. Evan has transitioned nicely from tube feeding to oral eating.

It is going to be so strange not hooking him up to the feeding pump tomorrow morning. He will miss his daily dose of Baby Einstein. I will now have to figure out what to fix him for breakfast every morning. My morning blog time will be cut short because he will not be stuck at the table for an hour every morning.

The best feeding transition was when we stopped night feeds. No more having to wake up in the middle of the night to shut off the incessant beeping of the pump. No more hearing beeping on a medical show and running upstairs thinking that the feeding pump was going off. You would be amazed at how often you hear beeping when there is none. We also said good by to 20 pound diapers in the morning with that transition.

All in all it is going to be nice to be free from the feeding pump. It has been our companion for two and a half years but it is time for it to go.


OneHotMomma said...

Yeah!!! That's wonderful news! Good job Evan and Mom!

Gina said...

Great! I hear beeping all the time when there isn't any.

Good luck with the breakfast thing, Mr. Personality is a very picky breakfast eater. Let's hope Evan will be so thrilled with eating in the morning that he will eat whatever you put in front of him!

Awesome Mom said...

Sadly this morning's breakfast was met with not much enthuisasim. My husband woke up early and made blueberry pancakes. Evan was not super thrilled even though regular pancakes are one of his favorite foods. Harry loved them though.

Amber said...

HURRAY! What a wonderful milestone and I pray it goes smoothly for you!!

chichimama said...

Congrats! Hope it works as well as you hope. And good luck with breakfast...it is a tough meal around here too.

txmommy said...

hopefully tomorrow's breakfast will go better.
Just found your site and read your story. You guys are very brave. The boys are darling!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.

happy mommy said...

What a terrific milestone!
Here's to many happy breakfasts!

millicent said...

congrats to you guys!
i'm in awe that you were able to get him to sit for an hour every morning!
good luck!

Moreena said...

That is *HUGE*
Congratulations! Losing tubes has got to be one of the very best feelings in life.