Friday, May 23, 2008

Parker is 6 months old today!!

WOW!! I cant believe that Parker is 6 months old! This has been a happy, sad, scary, joyful time in my life. Parker is 5 weeks post-op and has been home for 3 weeks. He is doing amazing!! We are completely bottle feeding him now. (for those of you who dont know....when Parker was born he had open heart surgery when he was 7 days old. He couldnt eat so they put a tube in his side that goes straight to his stomach, it is called a g-tube. We have been feeding him mostly through that and trying to teach him to eat by mouth. Well, since he has had his 2nd heart surgery we could try weaning him off of the g-tube.) He is doing so good. It is hard for heart babies to eat by mouth because they get so tired. He slowly started eating more and building his endurance and now we havent used the g-tube in 1 week!! I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel...maybe we will get this tube out soon!! I think we have to leave it in for 6 weeks and not use it at all to make sure he doesnt need it. It is so much easier now when we go places because we dont have to take all of that tube feeding stuff with us! I am so happy! My sweet little Parker is growing up! He is almost sitting up by himself...he is such a happy baby. I cant believe it has been six months!! This child has changed my life and has taught me so many things: trust in God, always! it could be alot worse! I am so weak compared to him!! I cant believe how much he has been through in the short 6 months he has been in my life. I thank God everyday for keeping Parker in my life and I appreciate everyday I have with my sweet baby!!