Family Vacation

Family Vacation

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


As I write this we are getting ready to go into Nathan's 13th day of feeding clinic, he's halfway done - more than halfway really. He only has tomorrow and then all of next week, 6 treatment days. That will be true as long as he is meeting his goals (he is) and doesn't have his stay extended for any reason.

Nathan is eating 4ozs of puree table food at each of his 4 meals. He eats three different foods at each meal. He also drinks 1.5ozs of Strawberry Pediasure at each meal and then again at night. He's gained 1lb. total since he's first started. We also turned down his overnight g-tube feeds but that was only by a little bit and it was in an attempt to better control his reflux (it failed).

Tomorrow when we go to clinic I will feed him 3 meals and then we will leave for the day. We want to get on the road early since Thursday is Thanksgiving and we have Prep Party Wednesday tomorrow. We don't want to miss a second of family festivities so we wanted to make sure we got to my parents house in pleanty of time.

I talked to Matt tonight and he told me that Trevor is sick of bouncing between houses. He is home for the weekend now and when they pulled into the driveway he said "home, yayyyy" and was super happy to curl up in his own bed tonight. Tomorrow night he will be at my parents house but he'll love having a sleepover with Nathan!

The boys miss each other. I miss my two boys at home. I miss my bed. The novelty of staying in a hotel has worn off for all of us. The novelty of sleepovers has worn out for Trevor. I'm hopeful that we only have one more week left. I don't think any of us can take more than one more week.

1 comment:

  1. Happy reunion with your family & Happy Thanksgiving, Laura. Glad things are going pretty good for Nathan.
    Mary Beth