We’ve now finished the second day at the clinic. Last night I asked Ben how long Josiah would take on initial assessment. His reply was 2-3 weeks, which is great news.
Throughout the night last night we fed Josiah to keep his calorie intake up – however meant that today we were pretty exhausted when we went in for the 8 o’clock feed.
In these early stages Ben is breaking down all of Josiah’s bad feeding habits – throwing up after a bite, screaming, falling asleep while feeding, refusal to swallow, shaking his head side to side violently to prevent the spoon from entering his mouth. Each feed is progressively getting better – although the feed tonight was something of a marathon taking over an hour. Today his calorie intake by mouth was up and we trust that will continue over the next days.
One of the up sides of the feeding clinic’s location is that between feeds we drove down to the shoreline and showed Josiah the ocean for the first time – it was quite a blustery day to say the least. We will see what tomorrow brings.