Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Another good day

Well today as a pretty good day for Charlie. They stopped his fentanyl drip today, which possibly made him a little more cranky than normal. His last dose of his antibiotics was also completed today which leave only TWO things on his IV constantly. Way to go Charlie! He was pretty fussy all day, after sleeping most of the night for his nurse K. There is no way that he will sleep the whole night when he gets home, we are sure of that :-)

The big news of the day was that they wanted Patty to start breast feeding. We (really Patty) were able to try twice today. He doesn't really get it yet, but was able to get a few good latches here and there. The second time was better than the first as he cried much less. It was one of the first things that felt so completely natural.  It was so nice, and we hope he takes to it because he wants nothing to do with a bottle. When he got milk from mom today it appeared to startle him and make him more upset. We will be patient as there is definitely a reason an infant learns to do this right away, and not at 7 weeks old! He will learn to love food just like his dad!

Here are some pictures and few videos. We are so proud of our young boy. His rash is getting better and he is getting stronger every day. Thank you all for your continued prayers and support. We could not be there for Charlie without your love!

Five Fingers!

De-sensitize Charlie's mouth!



Randy Furco said...

He is so cute.

Journaling/Blogging is a goos way to work through thngs.

Strong boy you have there.

Monica B said...

Vince, I'm crying at work because of the filet-o-fish song. Even Charlie's been sucked in :)

Bridget said...

Thanks for all the pics! I love the one where he's looking straight at the camera- he looks like such a Scannell :) He'll get a hang of the feeding, he is Vince's son after all ;)

Tracy Meats said...

Charlie is adorable!! Many prayers he gets the hang of breastfeeding and the feeds continue to get better with each try.

Tracy Meats - mom to Ian

Dee said...

great pictures and video's esp. filet-o-fish....loved it....My prayers for extra great day today for you and Charlie