Feeding is a HUGE hurdle that we are trying to jump...and it seems like it will never end. It has been almost 4 weeks of feeding issues, and it still doesn't seem to be moving in the right direction. Jacob can't live on IV fluids...
Right now, Jacob is getting 12ccs of milk every 3 hours. They check his stomach to see how much he has moved through or digested, and if it is less than half a feeding, they feed more. If he has not moved milk through, then they hold the next feed until he has moved it through.
Jacob needs prayers that his stomach will digest the milk and move it to the intestines, that the intestines will wake up and give his body the nutrients it needs so we can get off the IV fluids, and that we can start increasing feeding amounts each day.
God created Jacob's body...and he is fearfully and wonderfully made.