Of course she's pulled out her nasal feeding tube a few more times (it is supposed to last a month!). But yesterday I was able to take a few pictures while it was still out.
Her feeding is still the same - not great. Mom is getting very frustrated, as she wants her daughter to come home, and she can't come home until she starts taking all of her milk.
Kaitlyn was at least switched to "on demand" feeding, which means that she will be able to eat when she's hungry, but still has to take at least 120 cc's every shift (every 8 hours). So if she doesn't "nipple" any full feeds she will still have to be gavaged what she doesn't take. The thinking is that she will wake up hungry if she hasn't had a full feed and want to eat more. So far this hasn't seemed to have helped.
A close up, look at those chubby cheeks, double chins and rolls on her arms.
Here are some "early" pictures for size comparison, this was taken on Halloween, 10-31-05.
My hand for comparison on Halloween
This was taken just a few days after Kaitlyn was born.