First night at home, and can you believe that Micah slept through the night? No, you shouldn't believe it, because it's far from the truth.
We arrived home around 4:00 yesterday afternoon, just in time to feed Micah. He took the whole bottle orally, and proceeded to do the same at 7:00. Did we just need to go home? Did we really not need the g-tube? That question was answered later, as he was screaming louder than I've ever heard and was inconsolable for his 10:00 feeding, as well as his 1:00am feeding (I'm thinking he's constipated, because he hasn't had a messy diaper for 24 hours, and he usually has 4-5 per day). We opted to let him sleep through his 4:00am feeding because he had surely burned too much energy with the screaming sessions. He woke up at 5:30am (so, he slept from 2am-5:30am... not bad). I woke him up to feed him at 8:00am in a sorry attempt to get him back "on schedule." After changing his diaper and his clothes and trying to wake him up, I ended up giving him the whole bottle through his g-tube because he just wanted to keep sleeping. And he's still asleep (at 10:15am), though in the swing.
There's some major organization to do. We need to set up some "feeding stations" for Micah. He doesn't have a pump with his tube, which makes him more portable, but I need to hang some droppers in various locations so that I can feed him without a huge ordeal.
I think Nathan is happy to have him here. He even brought Micah his pacifier this morning.
Suspense by Rachel Dylan
5 weeks ago