|Mic-key button. We just hook the tubing to the button when we need it and then disconnect when we're done. It is not nearly as bulky as the g-tube, and he can actually have a bath with this (as soon as we get the spare.) :)|
The GI doc is very happy with Daxton's weight gain. (In fact, Trent says we are done with that doc. "We don't need to pay someone to tell us he is gaining weight! We can see that ourselves!" He's right!)
The speech therapist/feeding specialist said Daxton is doing "fantastic" and he continues to advance with the volume of his feeds. He is finishing most of his bottles by himself. Usually it is only the meds that go in the tube. Very convenient! We still vent with the tube during feeds so he can "burp" while eating to avoid pressure buildup (a few of the other boys are jealous!), but we can stop doing that when I feel Daxton is ready. Or at least try and see how it goes. The kids get quite a kick out of the tube "burps" and we even got an unexpected spray when Daxton sneezed during a feeding the other day! Eeeww!!
The occupational therapist is also excited about Daxton's progress. He is holding his head better and better. He is reaching for and grasping his toys - and then they go straight to his mouth! We are bumping up therapy to twice a week to start working on some more gross motor tasks like sitting and rolling and stuff like that. Daxton really likes his therapy because it is basically just play. It does wear him out though - he sleeps for hours afterword!
|Playing at OT.|
|More interested in Mom's phone than the toy.|
So, we are again (and still) feeling very blessed with how Daxton is doing. He continues to be a miracle. He is such a happy baby and a joy to our whole family.