Sunday, May 4, 2008

We're home again!!

I think we missed the update telling you that Charlie came home on friday. Not long after he got home Aubrey let us know that she was sick by puking all over him. Now he is sick too. We were given strict diet plans and really expensive perscription formula to feed him. Well, those plans have changed. After speaking with a Cardiologist about the new chain of events Charlie is on Pedialite (thank you Jeanette) to keep him hydrated. Hopefully this doesn't cause fluid buildup around his lungs. The doctors had us on a plan of feeding him every 3 hours. Now it is every 1.5 hours half the volume. He is feeding through a tube. Good thing because he refuses to let a bottle come anywhere near his mouth. The disgusting formula (the expensive stuff) that he has been recieving has made it so that he won't eat from a bottle. In fact, he really won't have much more than a pacifier. He makes sure it's a pacifier before it goes into his mouth. Shannon was advised at the hospital about how to help him begin to accept solid foods with this new issue. I guess it is going well. He has progressed enough to let a spoon slightly into his mouth when you open his mouth. We are glad to have Charlie back. We love his smiles. His coos are really cute!

2 comments:

The McOmie Four said...

Congratulations! That is the greatest feeling when you can have your whole family together again. I am way excited for you guys. I hope that everything goes well with the feeding thing. We are righting a similar battle. Good Luck!
Jessica

Jill said...

We're glad you're back home. I just found out a few days ago that you had a blog. So I'll read the past posts and get caught up. We figured you were back in the hospital most of this while. It's been over a month since I talked to Shannon. Let us know if we can help out!