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12/13/91 — Our NICU Journey Day 27

December 13, 2010

Isaac — not weighed

Molly — 650 grams

 

This is our friend Ann Cole watching me feed Isaac for the first time. No bottle yet, just pushing one lonely CC of pumped breast milk through a nasograstric tube. Ann happens to be married to Dr. Roger Cole, a pediatric cardiologist who would play a big professional role in Molly's life just a few months down the road.

Isaac

Today is a big day for you, Ike. You got to start eating real food — from me! They said yesterday that it would be quite a while yet, but today, as usual, they changed their minds. Jill thought you were, and she also didn’t think it was fair that Molly go to eat and you didn’t. So I got to feed you. Boy, will your primary nurse Karen be surprised when she gets back on Sunday to find out that you are eating. Ann Cole visited you and Molly today. She thinks you’re both amazing — and so you are! Tonight will be a big night for you, too. They will weigh you and give you a bath and change your bed. Hope you do well, pal. Bon appetite!

Molly

Well, Molly, you gave them quite a runaround after we left at 1:00 a.m. this morning. First, your central line cracked and they had to take it out, so you’re not getting your hyper-al right now. Then you had a bronchospasm and they had to bag you for 45 minutes and go up on all your settings. It turned out that you had a mucus plug in your breathing tube. They gave you a dose of terbutaline and changed your tube and you settled right down. They stopped your feeds for a while, but started them up again this afternoon and you are enjoying them like a true member of the family. We all like to eat. When you get bigger, Daddy and Grandpa and I will teach you how to cook.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 13, 2010 6:51 am

    Wow — a feeding — I am always on the edge of my seat when I come here 🙂

  2. Kenn permalink
    December 13, 2010 11:29 am

    What a fortune teller mom is. Molly you have grown up to be a great cook!!!!!

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