Ramsey was offered his first bottle this morning by Speech Therapy, and this afternoon by Occupational Therapy. He was given 5 ML (around 1/4 ounce) each time and he drank it right up! They said it normally takes much longer to catch on. Each feeding was followed by his tube feed so that he would be hungry when they tried it, and so he would associate the bottle with eating, feeling full, etc. The second time he threw up shortly after the feeding was completed. Hopefully, that was just coincidence...I want things to continue to go smoothly!!
In case you missed my quick update a few hours ago, the liver looks good. We're still uncertain about the gallbladder. More blood was taken to check the billirubin and it is a bit higher than the last time they took it. He is looking more jaundice to me also. Surgery will discuss it in the morning but as of this morning they suggested we could try another ultrasound to see if the gallbladder shows up. It's possible that it was compressed during the first ultrasound. If it doesn't show up after the second ultrasound I think that they will do a test to see if it's there or not. I'm not certain how a missing gallbladder might affect a newborn, but all in all, I think it should be OK if he doesn't have one.