July 4, 2010


four days. four days is about as long as Harlow can last without a tube. how do we know this? he pulled it out!

last thursday, i went to get him out of his bed for his evening feed, somewhere about 6.30pm. i opened the door, he was in his cot doing what babies do and i went to pick him up. he looked a little different and i couldn't put my finger on it, it took me a good minute of looking at him to realise he no longer had his tube in. little toad had pulled it out.

it had been taped on.

ooooo that must have hurt...

so, Justine and i had a discussion and we decided to see how long he could go without the tube being put back. turns out it is four days.

he has done really really well over those four days, much better than we thought he would. he managed to meet his daily targets three out of the four days, the last day being the one where he crashed. three feeds in a row of 60mls, 90mls and then 10mls. 10mls!! thats nothing. at that point, Justine took him down to Kenepuru and had the tube put back in.

it had to go back in anyway today, he has vaccinations tomorrow he may find his energy levels are decreased somewhat.

--- a few days later ---

aren't those vaccinations are a right bugger! they have messed with him something fierce and he spent about two days crying. TWO DAYS! he is better again now, back to his normal (not) sleeping and (mostly) bottle feeding routines.

he almost pulled the tube out again yesterday. he has the tube taped to his face with a white fabric tape under which is some seaweed tape stuff that is supposed to be easier on his skin. it probably is, but it doesn't stick as well as the white tape. the end result is that the tape is almost constantly lifting from his skin in places. well ... the tape was coming off, we were just about to replace it, when ... he hooked a finger under it and started pulling it out!! had to grab his hand to stop him. he didn't like that much. Justine had to do the same thing just a few days prior as well.

--- another day in paradise ---

so, today, we went to get him when he woke up this afternoon, HE HAD PULLED IT OUT! AGAIN! thats twice in less than a week! AARRGGHH!!! so, tomorrow, as well as a skin prick test for allergies, he has to get the tube put back in. we may have to learn how to do this...

1 comment:

  1. It's so nice to see a picture with nothing on his face :)

    Thanks for stopping by Charlotte Amalie's blog-- I've enjoyed reading through yours.