So it was obvious I was pretty down yesterday, and I am attributing that to stress and lack of sleep. Last night Emily crawled in bed with me until Mike finished his movie. I began to drift off, and suddenly jerked myself awake. I am sure everyone has done that before. Emily said "Mom what was that??". I just replied "stress", and fell back to sleep.
I had mentioned in my blog that Jocalyn had suggested trying Pediasure. Jude is going to be one in two weeks so I decided we were close enough to try this. So I stopped at Tom Thumb, and browsed the pediasure and supplemental drinks. I decided on the new mom to mom brand, and picked up a pack of Vanilla. I also picked up an Avent sippy cup to see if that would make a difference. Once I got home we prayed this would work, and started getting everything together. I noticed prior to feeding him that Jude's color was looking a lot better, and he looked more alert. He had eaten very little that day so I just chalked this up to the antibiotic working. I took the sippy cup, and tried to give Jude some, and at first he resisted, then he clamped on, and sucked it down. He LOVED the pediasure, and I felt so much better. By the end of the night he had 8 ounces of the supplemental drink, and 1/2 a jar of mac and cheese down him.
He is still slow eating today, but he is doing better than he was. Mike called about an hour ago to tell me he had mixed 3 ounces of formula with 3 ounces of supplemental, and Jude drank it all. He still sounds a bit congested after he eats so we will watch that. Thanks to Jocalyn for the advice, and to all that contributed information. I know the G button is great for some, and would probably make our lives easier, but I prefer to avoid it.
On another note that hospital we took Jude to on Saturday where we had the issues called me today. They are going to follow up on what happened, and let me know the results. I asked them to please commend the nurses, and I thought it was brave on their part to stand up against the doctor. The lady that called was very nice, and her main concern seemed to be Jude.