Friday, January 22, 2010

Day 5 of Therapy

Mya had a total of 1035 calories by mouth today!!! She has also gained a little over 6 ounces of weight this week!!! We are slowly seeing improvements with Mya's feeding. She is actually getting a head cold so hopefully it doesn't get too bad!! We have also seen an increase in her interest in drinking on her own. Ben explains all of this ahead of time but now we are actually seeing it happen!!

We are taking the next two days off and I have to admit Matt & I are both ready for a break! It has been a long week! She was actually up at 2:00 in the morning today so we are still not quite adjusted to the time change! We are hoping to take a trip out to see the huge Redwood trees at some point over the weekend!

She seems to have so much more energy since she is getting an adequate amount of calories now. Not to mention 6 ounce weight gain in the first week!! Mya threw up with the first two meals of the day. But we are actually weighing the vomit and then re-feeding her fresh food of the same weight. So basically she has to understand vomit or no vomit she has to eat!

She has been waking up the in morning...goes and grabs her coat....and says "Ben!" She also knows the room now and hears the door open and starts to whine a bit knowing that he is coming. She did actually walk to him today and walked right in the therapy room so they are slowly forming a positive relationship. We do high fives after each of her feedings and now she will give high fives with him as well!

We are excited with her progress but selfishly wishing the days and weeks were going quicker! But I have total confidence with the therapy we are doing.....I mean let's face it OT just was not cutting it!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! We truly appreciate all the prayers for miss Mya!


  1. Wow Amanda and Matt, I'm SO excited/impressed with the progress that is happening! What fantastic news. You two are amazing parents and I know that with your help and Ben's help and knowledge that Mya will come out of this on top. She's an amazing girl and I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! Enjoy your weekend off! Love you all

  2. What great news! Praying for all of you and so happy to read about the amazing progress. Way to go Mya (Mom and Dad too)! Enjoy your weekend off and hope the sun shines for you!