So, today has been a trial run without the tube and hasn't gone too bad. He has taken over 35 cc's each time, which is better than 50 %, so the tube will stay out for now. We are praying that he continues to do good and eating, and gets back to that 60 cc level and also gains some weight. The cardiologists indicate that they will watch him for a few more days and determine how he is doing before sending him home.
In other news- today Blaise had an ECHO done, had blood drawn (they had to poke him twice) and had a second feeding class. He really didn't like the first two of these and screamed non-stop for almost an hour and half. It was a long morning! Mom and Dad learned how to use the scale we will be taking home, the pulse oximeter that will come home with us, how to use the car seat bed, and it got installed in mom's car.
Now for some new pictures!!!
Mom holding Blaise hook-up free!
Demonstrating the new feeding holding position. On his side!