Adam is starting to use his feet a lot more again. Lately he enjoys wrapping his feet around dad’s face or pressing his toes against dad’s face ?
We’ve started sitting him up more, which he seems to really enjoy. We think he’s getting tired of lying in a bed all day (who wouldn’t!) He still can’t sit up on his own yet but that’s probably because his belly is still pretty big. A physical therapist and occupational therapist came by to see him this week and gave us some tips on how to keep him moving and make sure he’s growing and developing normally. We hope to get him out of the crib and start playing with him on a play mat soon!
Adam also enjoyed his first Chinese New Year and received his first hong bao (red envelope) today! Thank you gong gong and po po. Grandma and grandpa got to spend some quality time with Adam today, and Adam wishes everyone a Happy Chinese New Year!
And Mom and Dad enjoyed a delicious Chinese New Year lunch today, from guess where? ??
Speaking of eating, today Adam vomited AGAIN ? So, we reduced his feeds down to a minimum and he is also receiving anti-nausea medication. Nausea is a common side effect of chemo so we think that’s what may be causing his vomiting. We are still bottle feeding him on demand, in addition to the tube feeding, which we are hoping he’ll do more of so that we can eventually remove the NG tube.
Sorry, I know we’ve been talking about vomiting A LOT. But hopefully that’ll stop soon and then I won’t have to talk about it anymore 🙂
The doctors are also wanting to slowly wean him off of his pain medication. We’ve been reducing the dosage a teeny tiny bit every day and he’s been doing great so far. He has been getting a continuous dose of pain meds thru his IV line, but he needs to be completely weaned off of this before we can go home.
Hopefully going home is in the near future for us, but as of right now still no sign of discharge from the docs. More updates later.