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Hospital Day 4

I vividly remember the days leading up to C’s initial hospitalization. The thought of a gtube was a far-off possibility, but then he stopped drinking water or eating food. He stopped climbing, jumping and dancing. He became lethargic. We were told to travel to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, to be admitted. Our stay lasted a few days. He received an NG tube during that visit, which was a feeding tube inserted into his stomach via his nose. We were taught how to measure the tube before each feeding to ensure it was still located in his stomach. We were taught how to tube feed our child formula since he would not eat by mouth.

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C started vlogging!

C Started Vlogging

“Mommy, take a picture with me!” C snapped a selfie and jumped next to his sister to take a selfie with her. Then he took his phone (one of our old iPhones that now functions as an iPod Touch) into his room and started talking. I peeked in to see what was going on and realized he was recording himself talking to his phone. C was vlogging.

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Rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.

Mama and C 6 months

I remember spending hours in our rocking chair, rocking baby C to sleep and holding him while he slept. He rarely fell asleep without being rocked and rarely stayed asleep without being held. We spent mornings, afternoons and nights in that chair together. I rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. I memorized his sweet face. The curve of his cheek. The movement of his eyelids. The purse of his lips.

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