A cute side-effect of bottle feeding while he's on breathing support is that usually near the end of his feeding he develops hiccups. The hiccups are very faint, as you'd expect. To hear them, turn up the volume slightly and listen for a squeaking sound each time Roscoe's head jolts.
I told Alisha that Roscoe's hiccups remind me of a squirrel with hiccups. What do you think?
I am encouraged because during these hiccups Roscoe's heartbeat stays steady and his oxygen needs don't increase. Since hiccups temporarily disrupt breathing, that's a good sign. This is just one more step that God has brought us to on Roscoe's journey home. His last weigh-in was at 3lb 9oz, so he's making progress!