I got a report that Ian is doing better today. Unfortunately, I am unable to be with him because I am taking classes in another city. My mom has been kind enough to take care of him during the day. Today he ate 2 containers of bananas and drank 8 ounces of formula while my mom was there (7am-6pm). I know this doesn't sound like much, but it is an improvement. I was stayed home yesterday and he was barely drinking anything. He preferred to drink from a big boy cup, which required less sucking. By last night he was drinking some from his bottle. He woke up a few times to eat maybe an ounce or two and take some pain meds. We are still using the Haberman. However, he does better with the older nipples that have been worn in. We got some new ones when we were at the hospital, but they require him to suck more than he's willing right now. All in all, he's doing better, but not where he needs to be to make us all feel better. He's a pretty small little guy as it is and I hate to see him lose any weight.
Thank you for your support thus far. Please keep Ian and his caregivers in your prayers. He's still in a lot of pain, and is trying to adjust to his new palate. He's also had to give up his passie in the process, which makes it even more difficult to soothe him.