Hard to believe we are at the 7 month mark already. Time is passing far too quickly these days. Noah is weighing in at 6lbs 9oz. We are once again in a slump with his weight. He has lost a couple of ounces over the past week. We have had to decrease the concentration of Neocate in his breastmilk because of the constant gagging and retching through his feedings. So now we are trying to very slowly increase his volume to see if this will be better tolerated. Unfortunately it is all just trial and error right now. Times like this it is difficult not to let my mind get carried away with the "what ifs" of the future. But I know that the future is in the Lord's hands and He continues to carry us one day at a time.
Therapies are going well and Noah is now reaching for toys and using his hands more. This is a big milestone for him. He is very interactive and his head control continues to improve as well. When he is not on the pump, he is a happy little guy. His swallow study is scheduled for May 17th.
"Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light." Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)