Not the mouse this time...Drake was able to get his G-Button today which is also known as a Mickey Button. This is going to be a huge improvement from the tube he has had in place. The button is much less cumbersome and easily hidden under his clothes when it is not being used for his feeds. Our goal is for this to be a helpful device for the short term and help him as he works to reach full feeds.
Today was a long day for all of us. Drake's nurse arrived early and we packed the car with all of the supplies we gathered last night. We probably had way too many items in tow for one little baby boy, but it's better to have extra than be short on anything. We headed to Dallas at 8am which put us at the surgeon's office early. After he examined Drake, he scheduled his Mickey Button for a couple of hours later to prevent us from having to come back on another day. Drake, his nurse & I headed down the road to check in at Medical City. Drake was awesome the entire time! For the next 24 hours he will need Tylenol every 4 hours and the area around his button will need to be cleaned as well as the button rotated. He is tolerating everything well and he is resting from his long day.
Kennedy seems to have demanded attention all day which prevented daddy from working on projects around the house. Luckily, he was able to get things accomplished once we returned home around 4 this afternoon. Apparently she did not do a stellar job with her bottles for her dad today, but she has completed them nicely since Drake and I returned. I think she missed us.