Saturday, May 9, 2009


Yesterday Joey got to bottle feed Ryan for the 1st time! Of course, Ryan did perfect for him and dad made it look easy. (See the picture)

Ryan is doing so much better now that he is on the chronic diuretic. He's much less puffy and his breathing has improved greatly. Because his breathing has improved, his bottle feedings are easier for him and he is starting to pace himself. This is one step closer to home!

We spoke to the doctor this morning and Ryan weighed 4 lbs. 11.8 oz. He did lose weight, but that was to be expected with the diuretic. The doctor has upped his bottle feedings to 5 per day and increased his feeding amount. On Monday, Lisa will get to try to breast feed Ryan for the first time. It's all up to Ryan if takes to breast feeding. If he doesn't, Lisa will continue to express milk and feed him from the bottle. If he does take to it, she will be able to breast feed some feedings and still express milk and bottle feed other feedings.

We will keep you updated on when Ryan will be able to come home. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Thank you.

Lisa, Joey, Alec and Ryan

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