He looks better than he did yesterday! The yellow tube in his nose is a NJ tube which will be used to start his milk doses tonight. They want to do this to get his intestines going again and slowly work up to larger amounts of milk each hour. They did try to bottle feed him today and it went ok but not great. He does great with the sucking, but does it too quickly, and then he will spit it back up. They are going to do a swallow test on him tomorrow to see what is causing the reflux. This is totally normal with babies that have not been bottle feeding for a long time. Please pray that Reed will learn how to bottle feed and keep the milk down. The bandage on his neck is where a tube was taken out today. One less tube!!!
He is doing a good job coughing on his own which will help strengthen his lungs. They are very pleased that he does this himself instead of them having to suction his lungs out. He got a little cold tonight so they put some heat lamps on him. Reed thought the light was too bright in his eyes so he decided to wear his KU hat since his UK hat has not arrived. Thanks Uncle Zach for my hat but I would really like a UK one!!!
Don't I look like such a big boy! I am already two and a half months old!!!