Saturday, October 27, 2007

1 teaspoon full at a time



This is one of those very small hospital bottles and the amount in the bottle is how much formula Ezra is taking every 4 hours. It is about 1 teaspoon full. Although he has spit up a few times, it hasn't been anything too concerning. Just in case, they are starting him on zantac for acid reflux. He sucks down his little teaspoon full of formula so quickly now and then he licks his lips for awhile afterwards. He must be so hungry! We are hoping that by tomorrow they will start to increase the formula, but of course, it will just be a little bit at a time. And, still waiting on the ever important poop to make sure that what goes in, can come out and that he has no blockages in his intestines.
This is where Ezra lives for now...

All of the nurses comment on what a sweet little guy he is. They say usually babies that don't get to eat are very fussy but he just takes it all in good stride.

Thanks for checking in on the Ezra updates. We've been told by so many people that you read our blog frequently to know how he is doing and we so appreciate your love and concern for him. He is one loved and supported little guy and we love you all back!


*UPDATE* I guess I spoke too soon. I called the hospital before going to bed as usual and found out that Ezra had thrown up quite a bit and it was brown (like old blood) so they have suspended his feedings once again. Luckily, they did not put the tube back down his throat as they actually believe that is the cause of the blood from the tube irritating something. Once again, it is discouraging but we know that this is just an uphill battle that eventually we'll win.

5 comments:

Steve and Kelli Fam said...

we have deffinately been checking every day to see how that little man is doing. We just love to hear how he is and what new updates their are!

Alison said...

I'm addicted to the Ezra channel here, have to keep checking for updates! He is so sweet!

Grandma B said...

Tirsa and Blaine,
I too am addicted to the Ez channel and check from Jens blog each day to see how he is doing...love the updates and the pictures. What a sweet baby and he is doing so well because of the love he feels from his mommy and daddy...it is so strong that it comes through my monitor. Don and I are Praying for the bebe.

AshbyFamily said...

He is doing well, despite the spit up...it just takes some time. He sure is cute!

Steve and Kelli Fam said...

oh, sorry to hear about the update part but he will do better!