Please pray that Simeon starts drinking fluids. He drank, by spoon, about 1 3/4 oz orange juice and maybe a couple spoons of forced breastmilk. That's it. He ate 2 yogurts today. They still have him on an IV so he's getting fluids that way, but not liking to drink anything. The only way I can get him to drink is by spoon. He was happier and much more alert today and we went for a couple of walks down the hall to see the fish and read books in the family lounge. We cannot go home til he starts drinking fluids. He smiled for his surgeon today and was happy when I played the video (many times) we made of the kids for the December surgery. His face is quite swollen and it seems hard to smile. He is quite spunky, constantly throwing his toys out of the crib and Houdini-ing out of the arm braces constantly! He also keeps "hitting" us in the face--because we say "No-No!" then, he gets this glimmer in his eye, like "haha what are you going to do about it?" Little stinker.
Please pray for his appetite and fluids--we want to go home, but want him to be ready to come home.
There were at least 8 babies born today and 6 yesterday. (They are very busy)
Every time a baby is born, they play lullabye music on the speakers, kind of fun!
I thank God for a successful surgery and for wonderful people in the world, like you, such prayer warriers!