We’re all feeling better. We started Jonny on some amoxicillin, but everyone else seems to be recovering nicely without antibiotics. Ben is still not back to his smiley self, but he no longer has a fever. He is also tolerating his regular feed volumes, which is a good sign. He is still sleeping more than usual, but I expect he will soon be back to normal.
We didn’t do much today other than some grocery shopping. We are trying to convince the older boys to clean up since we are having family over for Thanksgiving and I don’t want the house to be a pigsty like it is today.
We’ve been more faithful with doing Ben’s “tummy time” over the past 2 weeks and already we’re seeing an improvement in how much he can hold his head up. We hadn’t done it very much in the weeks after his g-tube surgery because we didn’t want to hurt him. Two weeks ago he couldn’t keep his head up more than a second or two; now he can for several minutes at a time. Tonight we gave him a taste of applesauce, and he enjoyed that. He still doesn’t suck well on a pacifier and has a very sensitive gag reflex. He does a good job of standing if we support his arms. It’s so cute to see such a tiny baby standing!
I made salmon tonight. It was supposed to be baked, but the oven wasn’t working right. I actually had to finish it off in the $30 toaster oven. I really hope we don’t have to buy a new oven. 😦
Mark is contemplating going to EB Games at midnight to see if we can get one of those new Nintendo Wii consoles. We have reserved “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess” game but not a console. I don’t know, are we getting too old for such nonsense? 😉
I think I have finally decided to buy a Palm TX….as soon as we get the money.