Wendy and I visited with Colton today around lunch time. He was doing well today and got his feedings bumped up again. At this pace and if all goes well, we are hopeful that Colton will move to bottle feeding early next week. His weight stayed the same (4lbs 14.5oz) and he is a little pooping machine. It might seem strange to some of you reading this blog that we would talk about pooping so much. However, his pooping is a great sign that he is properly processing his food and that his digestive system is in working order. Come to think of it, being "regular" is a blessing at any age! ;)
Level II NICU is a totally different experience than Level III. We got used to the quiet and serenity of Level III over the last couple of weeks. Well, there are some really loud babies in Level II! Colton went from being the big guy on the block in Level III to the small kid in Level II. I still say my boy is tougher than most! I know, I know, typical dad bragging on his son! :)
Let me jump on my soapbox for a moment. It's scary times out there right now with the economy and job market and all the other crazy things going on in this world. It would be easy to get down about things and lose hope for a brighter future. While things have certainly been tough on us the last few weeks, we certainly are not the only ones going through tough times right now. We must acknowledge that things are tough, but we don't have to buy in to the doom and gloom for the future portrayed by the media. I know we have leaned on our family and friends for support to get us through tough times. I think if we all stick together, have a little Faith, put in some hard work and have some optimism, we can weather any storm that comes our way. Thanks for being there for us in our time of need and we still look forward to the day that we can return the favor. All the best to you and your family....Love, Bret, Wendy, Sydney and Colton.