Yesterday was a very difficult day! Mike called me about noon in tears because Jude was not eating again. He was so frustrated that there was no calming him down in any form or fashion. I explained to him that his stress was probably relating to the fact that Jude wouldn't eat, but again, nothing would calm him down. He just melted and even went so far as to wonder if we made the right decision in having Jude. It's natural, he just broke, and he has a right to. I am so limited as to what I can do from work, but I hopped on the phone and called my cousin who is just a few minutes away, and she agreed to go over and help.
She said she sat there for an hour trying to feed Jude, but he would just scream at her, and refuse to eat. She said that she could see why Mike gets so frustrated, and that after forty five minutes she was ready to pull her hair out. She was wonderful though, and talked to Mike for awhile. I really think she helped calm him down, and I then counted the hours to go home, and help Mike. Once I walked in I cooked dinner quickly, and then took Jude. I had stopped at the store and gotten Jude some of the pre-mixed Similac bottles he liked, and I put one of the smaller nipples on the bottle. He ended up drinking the whole 8 ounces, and then he took 2 more when I gave him his medication. So in all he had about 20 ounces yesterday which is fine, but not enough. We have made the decision to get the G button, but I am trying to hold out until after the holidays.
After Jude took his last two ounces we all three went to bed. Jude was a bit fussy so I put him in bed with us, and woke up about 1am with him still in bed with us just snoozing away. I put him in his playpen, and he was still sleeping when I left this morning. So at least his schedule is getting back to normal. I just hope the G button will relieve some of Mike's stress. I feel at such a loss that I am at work and cannot care for both of them while I am here. I want to put my hair out at times!
On a good note, Jude was "talking" up a storm again last night while he was laying in bed with us, it was very cute.