Since Will has absolutely NO problems bottle feeding (he likes to suck down a 4 ounce bottle in under 10 minutes!), this news is about Miss Lindy! Let me start with last week at Baptist. She was trying to drink a 5 mL bottle each day but it was not going very well. She would drop her heart rate and her oxygen concentrations. She didn't appear to have the suck, swallow, AND breathing mechanism down. So they actually stopped giving her a bottle after multiple days of this happening.
So fast forward a few days to this morning when I call on Lindy Duke to check on her. The nurse says, "I just finished giving Lindy a bottle and she drank 40 mL." WHAT???? I said, "Excuse me? Did you just say FORTY? As in four, zero?" She said, "Yes. Actually the nurse gave her a bottle last night and she drank all 48 mL of her feeding." I then replied, "Are you talking about Lindy?" I was starting to think she was talking about the wrong baby! She explained that last night Lindy was going to town on her pacifier and seemed hungry. The nurse asked the doctor if she could try to bottle feed her. So she did and Lindy took the whole bottle. The day nurse did it again at 9am this morning and she took 40 mL.
She has shocked us once again! This time in a good way! Out of no where, the child has learned to drink from a bottle! After last week we thought this eating thing was going to be a very long and drawn out process. Seems to be that she has sped it up a little bit! They have written orders for her to bottle feed every other feeding. Whatever she doesn't take from the bottle they put down her feeding tube. Drew fed her this afternoon and she took 26 mL of the 48 mL. The nurse fed her 30 mL at 9pm tonight.
Go Lindy! Go Lindy! Eat away!!!