Posts Tagged ‘tube weaning

Well, we officially took our first trip with the little bear.  In September, we went to Baltimore so that we could take Lukas to Kennedy Krieger Institute, where we were able to meet with specialists in many fields to get as much information as possible about how we can help Lukas.  While we were there, […]

… are among the things we had no use for until recently!  Today, as of 8:30 am, Lukas Timothy Tallent is tube free!  He did so well yesterday, eating between 70 and 100 every feeding, that the doctor in Austria said we could take the tube out early!  So, this morning we pulled off the […]

So amazing!

In: Home Update

21 Sep 2010

And the new record is 93!  He’s just eating away like crazy!  We’re so proud of him and ready to take the tube out on Friday!  He can do this!

So, Lukas broke his own record this morning by drinking 55 ml!!  Then, a few hours later he broke it again by drinking 60!!  THEN … a few hours later he broke it AGAIN by drinking 72!!  And to think, just last month we were excited that he drank 8.  He is doing amazingly well […]

This process is so difficult, but Lukas is doing great!  His new record is 47 ml and his daily intake has almost tripled from when we started.  He is definitely making progress, though he’s not yet taking in as much as he eventually needs to.  The doctor we’re working with keeps reminding me that he […]

Quick update

In: Home Update

14 Sep 2010

New record: 40 ml!!  He is making progress!

So, we’re on day 6 of the tube weaning and it is stressful, scary, exciting and hopeful all at once!  They’ve been slowly having us reduce his tube feeds and try to increase his oral intake.  At this point, they’ve had us eliminate all 4 of his daytime tube feeds while still giving him the […]

Lukas is doing great and we’re very excited about some things that are currently in the works.  We’ve been doing a lot of research about how we can get rid of his feeding tube, knowing that the tube itself may be a lot of why he doesn’t drink more from his bottle.  NG tubes, like […]


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