Monday, March 3, 2014

Feeding tube removed

Late last week, Roscoe's feeding tube was removed. He did well on feedings by mouth overnight, twice taking in full feedings of 75mL (or 2.5fl oz). This made the doctor confident enough that he said he'd try removing the feeding tube for a few days to see how Roscoe did.

So far Roscoe is averaging around 60mL per feeding but he is eating more often, so he's meeting his full 75mL intake requirement. This is much higher than the 15-40mL he was eating previously by mouth. On Saturday he set a new personal record by eating 100mL in a single feeding!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! It is wonderful to hear the great progress he has been making!

    I Googled "100 ml in oz" and the first thing that came up was the TSA blog...I guess if Roscoe keeps chugging he will beat the TSA fluid limit (for airplane travel).

    Go, Roscoe, go!