We take 2 steps forward and maybe 1 back.. He is really learning how to coordinate to eat, but it's the night feedings continue to be an issue. He doesn't always take all the bottle. Most people would be like, so he isn't hungry. I wish it were that easy. He is very sleepy, he would sleep the entire day if no one stimulated him. This is due to his heart defect. He just gets tired so easily. So we do eye and mouth care, change his diaper to wake him, then he is too tired to eat. We try to feed him first, then he just sleeps. Its a never ending battle.
Matt stayed home today to give Eli some direct attention. Poor guy doesn't know what to think. I believe he is taking everything very well, but he doesn't know any better. "Ethan has been getting some extra rest before he comes home, so the nurses at staking extra special care of him..." This is what I told Eli last night, then of course he fires back... "Well mommy, then he needs to come home so you can take care of him, you're his nurse and I can be your big helper..." Exactly!
So I'm completely exhausted!!! I can only hope for baby steps at this point. Tomorrow us going to be a busy day. We will see all his practitioners and ancillary staff. Matt is going back to work this week, so he can take time off for when Ethan's comes home!