Saturday, July 18, 2009
Orlando was doing great today. He is the first baby to start getting food. He has to get his food through a tube still. It runs through his nose to his stomach. I got to feed him today. They fill a syringe with milk. I just held it up, and it slowly drained into his stomach. It woke him up and he looked pretty happy about it. One of the nurses said that they expected that he would start being able to feed on his own (no more tube) within a week. Hopefully, he will start putting on some weight now that he is eating real food. He even got some of Rose's breast milk. She has been successful in getting just a little bit so far, and we are hoping that her milk starts to come in more over the next few days.