22 November 2009

Cook Hospital Day 11 - Update 10:04am

Bennett is rockin' it these days!!!  We are now going on day 3 off peaceful feeds and a happy baby!!

Bennett is continuously eating 1.5 to 2 ounces by bottle (a huge increase from a week ago) and is tolerating the rest of his feeds with no problems.  The GI doctor was so happy with Bennett's progress that he ordered Bennett's formula to be increased in calories.  (This will help Bennett get the calories he needs without having to increase the volume of his feeds.)

So, now, instead of the 20 calorie (20 cal.) Elecare formula, Bennett is getting the 22 cal.  If he does well another day, the doctor will increase it to 24 cal.

The doctor is making very small changes to Bennett's feeding regime.  However, each day that goes by where Bennett does well means it's likely that Bennett will continue to sustain this good streak.

We have been cautiously optimistic as this journey has been such a roller coaster.  But it seems like Bennett is really starting to improve and heading back home looks like it's not far away.  By thanksgiving?  We hope...but are ok if not.

Yesterday, Bennett weighed 8 lbs and 2 ounces.  Today, he weighs 8lbs and 4 ounces.


  1. Yay Bennett!! Keep it up!! :) 2 ounces...that's great!!

  2. Baby steps for baby Bennett!!!!! Wonderful news, Breck!! His coloring and his expression look so much better in the photos; he seems like such a happy boy now!

  3. Breck,
    You don't know me, yet, but we have something very much in common. I have a son who also has CF. Billy is my son's name, he is 14 years old now. And he did not have the same rough start as your little one, but was pretty yound when diagnosed (4 months).

    Glad to hear Bennett is doing better, I know it is all so new and scary too. There are many resources, which you may or may not have found.

    If you have any questions or just need to vent, I'm here. My e-mail is or if you need to hear a voice 903-985-0802 is my cell.

    My faith is the only thing that has gotten me through the tough times, but there are plenty of good times.

    Many blessings,
    Daelynn Williams


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