Chloe got 5ml of mommy milk, starting off small. When I gave her the bottle, she sucked a little, then would gag. wait a little bit, suck, and gag on the milk. She didn't know at first that she needed to swallow the milk! so half got in her belly, half got spat out. When 5pm came around it was time to feed her again. She had the same amount, and i stuck the bottle in her mouth, she gagged just a little, realized that it was mommy milk, and sucked and swallowed and went to town with that bottle! BUT she forgot to breath! So near the end of her bottle we sat her up and patted on her and let her catch her breath! I called after 8 to see how her 8pm bottle went and the nurse said she did wonderful, Just needs to remember to breath! I think if she keeps up the good work with eating the bottle, she wont need a feeding tube and she will just have to work on remembering to breath! I am so proud of her! She is a fast learner! Just like her Daddy!
She also got her 2month shots today! The nurse said she did really well with them and all Chloe did was cringe her face! She most get that from me because shots don't bother me to much, and when I used to give blood, I loved watching them put the needle in my arm. I know, weird. She probably has a tolerance for shots because of all the shots I had to get while pregnant also!
I am so proud of Chloe, She amazes me! I praise the Lord for everything he has done for her! He has truly gave her miracle... The Dr's gave her no chance on doing well with her skin, and was telling us that they would probably not do her surgery, that she had blisters on her insides because she had small spots off blood in her poo diapers. (even tho they didnt know if that was true) But you know what, her EB is mild, they DID her surgery, she had no blisters on her insides when they did her surgery, they said she wouldn't heal, and she is and has, and most of them thought that she was going to get worse, and shes only improving! I praise the Lord for everything he has done for Chloe, He is STILL in the miracle business! We have to pray, and God will move in the things we need him to move in one way or another! Sometimes it may not be how we want it, but God knows whats best for us and he wouldn't give us trials if we couldn't handle it, he gives us only as much as we can handle. I went to Church tonight and it was so comforting and wonderful. I am so happy I went. I almost didn't because I wanted to be there for when Chloe ate at 8 but I needed to go to church and I am happy I did! I'm praying Chloe does good with eating because she could be home in just a couple weeks if does really good from here on out! And she is going to chunk up fast once she starts eating! I cant wait!
I love Chloe! She is so amazing! It's amazing how one child, can change and impact so many lifes! Even I am guilty of this, a lot, if not all of us who read this blog sometimes don't realize just how lucky for the small things in our life. For our skin that we can pull and rub and scratch, without there being no trauma to our skin. There are so many different things from our skin to our hearts that we need to stop and take a moment to be grateful for, to be healthy!!!!! There are so many children with EB and other health problems that suffer from pain, disabilities, cancers, and other health problems each and every day and it is so sad... and the children who are dealing with though's things are some of the strongest people! Strength isn't physical, its emotional. That is how people deal with day to day events, is with emotional strength, from major to minor or from just being slightly annoyed to tragedies, emotional strength is what help us. And where does our strength and help come from? It comes from the Lord!!!!
10. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness
5ml of mommy milk
Someone loves her Mommy!