Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tube free (for a little while)

Max pulled out his ng tube this morning, giving me an opportunity to take plenty of tube-free pictures. Of course, we immediately worked to reinsert the tube, so Max didn't get to enjoy his freedom for very long. Max had kept this tube in about two weeks, so we switched nostrils.

Max won't be rid of the tube for good until he starts taking a significant amount of food by mouth. He gets about 700 ccs of milk or formula per day. Today, he managed to get down 19 ccs by mouth, although we were quite happy because this is a lot more than he usually takes over a weekend.