March 05, 2004
Molly's On the Bottle (so to speak)
Big news today. Molly began feeding from a bottle, taking in about 2/3 of her milk before the rest of the 25cc was put in her feeding tube. She seems to suck and swallow with little problem, although she demonstrated her milk spitting technique for me as I fed her for the first time. It's magical to interact with her in a more tangible way than holding hands and changing diapers. Also, her weight is stable, even though her IV is discontinued.
Denise's fellow teachers brought food and a very generous money tree by tonight. My faith in the human spirit has been reaffirmed by the outpouring of friends and strangers in the last few weeks. Thanks to everybody. We are all in this together, aren't we?Posted by tat at March 5, 2004 08:24 PM