Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 7 of Therapy

Mya ended up drinking 9 ounces of milk yesterday on her own and is already up to 15 ounces on her own today! She has not received anything through her tube and as long as she drinks another 5 ounces tonight we won't use it today at all not even for water!

We started with drinking today with Ben. He uses an open cup and Mya has been very interested! The kid is walking around asking for milk....wanting more and more milk!!! What a difference. She did well with the breakfast and supper but did struggle with lunch. Ben tried to add 2 ounces of liquid right after her meal and she didn't tolerate it at all. So basically we are going to gradually build up the drinking a 1/2 ounce at a time.

I have total confidence Mya can do this! She ended up with 1053 calories for the day but basically that was the calories of food from breakfast and supper only since lunch was pretty much a wash.

I forgot to blog yesterday that she had lost a couple ounces over the weekend since we were not doing therapy but is right back up there today! This really was the right decision for us and what good timing since Matt could be here.

We will update more tomorrow but overall things are going in the right direction!


  1. WOO-HOO! Good news!
    Aunt Donna

  2. Wow! Fantastic news! I'm so happy for all of you! Things are looking up now!!!