Day 3 at the Clinic

We feel today was a significant day – why? Because Josiah went to sleep this evening without a tube protruding from his nose which goes down to his tummy. Furthermore, Daddy and Mummy do not have to get up in the middle of the night to feed the little one.

On Monday, Josiah took about 1000g of food, yesterday that rose to 1400g and today that rose again to about 1900g – which is about 900calories – not as much as Ben would have liked – given that in the last feed of the day Josiah spit up 1.5 oz right at the end – but he is significantly fed and hydrated so we do not have to get him up in the middle of the night – hallelujah!

Josiah is still crying, spitting up and refusing to swallow – but each day the refusal is reducing itself

Ben’s behavioural approach seems reminds me of several things – firstly advise that Susannah Wesley gave to her son John when she said “Whatever pains it cost, conquer their stubbornness, break the will if you would not damn the child” While at the same time a dog whisperer has a show on TV and his key premise with regard to dogs is “show them who is the leader of the pack”

Anyway – we fall into bed tonight tired – but not having to set the alarm for 1am and 4am Praise God.

About Jono Hall

Disciple of Jesus, Husband and Father, Intercessory Missionary, Senior Leader at International House of Prayer and Teacher at IHOPU
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