Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Feeding Update

Yesterday we went to see Will's nutritionist, Cassie. It was the first time we have seen her in two months. In the two months, Will didn't gain any weight which is actually a good thing since we were only giving him one tube feeding a day and he was eating the rest of his calories.

So now we are not going to tube feed him at all and let him eat all of his calories. This is so exciting. No more tubes!!

We are going to go back and see Cassie in a month to check Will's weight and make sure everything is okay. She said that even if he loses a pound it will be fine because he has a bit of a weight cushion.

Will's g-tube will remain in his stomach until we are for sure that he no longer needs it. Most doctors say that the tube needs to go unused for a year before they will take it out. The reasoning for this is because we don't want to go through another surgery in order to put in a new g-tube.

NO MORE TUBE FEEDINGS!!! Way to go William!!

9 comments:

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

the best news EVER!!!!

Brandi said...

Sweet news! Go celebrate!

Kristi said...

That is so awesome. I remember the day Noah had his tube removed I was so happy. Can't wait to see you guys in March.. Hugs to Will and good job

Kelly said...

I am so excited for you guys! This is really amazing!!!!

Kelly

angie said...

That.Is.HUGE!!! Yeah Will! I am very excited for you. I hope that Will does great with it and you never have to look back:). I know when Emma finally decided to eat it all just clicked:). Best wishes to Will (AND his Mama:)).

Angelica mom to JesusRTS said...

Yay that is great news!

Christine said...

That's AWESOME NEWS!!!!! WOw! I'm completely speechless. Only in my dreams do I live this reality!

Sawyer said...

How exciting! Way to go Will!

Cindy said...

Wow! I hadn't realized he was eating so well that he only needed one tube feeding a day...that is WONDERFUL news! Go Will!