Baby Braden Petska

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Thursday Night

Good evening (now close to morning),
Braden has had a great night so far. He did great with all of his feeds today. He even sucked his 10pm bottle bone dry (first time). He's been really close to finishing many of his bottles, but this was the first time he didn't have a drop left....yeah...we are so proud of him! I know for many of you, it's hard to imagine how a baby would have difficulty eating. It's been amazing for us just to watch the progress he's made from where he started 2 weeks ago. He's had to completely learn how to coordinate sucking, swallowing, and breathing....the natural instict he lost being intubated and unable to eat for so long. This re-learning process would tucker him out so quickly...it's equivalent to us working out for a couple of hours (8 times a day). Although he still struggles at times, it has become more natural for him to coordinate all of the motions when he eats now. Oh happy days!

Good night,
Steph

3 Comments:

Anonymous The Braden Family said...

Congratulations Braden! We are so proud of you! Tell Aunti Marcy and Grandma Patsy the Braden's said HI!!


Love, The Braden's oxoxox

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to go Braden. We are so happy for all of you!

Ray, Traci, Rachel and Amy

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was so great to meet the two of you yesterday! I think Braden looks terrific comming from one HLHS mom to another! I am sure that "H" word is comming up soon and we wish you guys all the best. Take care of yourself as well as that sweet baby boy!! Trust that there will be goodness and light that comes out of all of this!!

We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called to according to his will. Romans 8:28

Your friends Tammy Tomomitsu and family :)

10:32 AM  

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