We had another good night. We went to our 6pm feeding for dinner. When we arrived we learned that the Respiratory Therapist was called in to suction out our little airway. Apparently his reflux has become a nuisance since we have increased our feedings to 50mL. Everything turned out fine and they will continue to monitor him. Later in the evening we went for bath time. This has become one of highlights from being in the NICU. The nurses allow us to bath him and spend some quality time together as a family even though we are in a very clinical setting. This has had a tremendous effect on our spirits and we enjoy every minute. After our bath, we get weighed and we gained another .4 of an ounce. Then comes the feeding. Mom usually holds him while Dad holds the syringe and pours in dinner. He tolerates it very well and is still. Tonight was our first week birthday, so Mom and Gram Betschart brought an outfit to dress him in and he loves being wrapped up tight with his "tigger" blanket. Mom also brought him another special gift to place in his crib. A cross that his Great-Grandpa Stan made for Kodi and I a few Christmas's ago. We fixed it to the rails of his crib so that he can see it and those that interact with him see it as well. We had some more family time before we had kisses and cuddles and said our prayers. Tomorrow will be another big day for us. The Dr.'s will meet and determine the best course of action. Most likely we will have a scope placed down our throat to see what exactly is going on down there. This is a minor procedure that he will most likely sleep through. We will then wait for those results and get some more answers.
For those of you that are reading our story for the first time, I will be doing a two part series describing everything that has happen from the beginning. Before we went to the hospital, we decided that we should keep notes on everything that happens. Little did we know that this would be so important. I have several small pages of "chicken scratch" that I need to decipher. Please be patient and look for those in the future.