It's 10:30 AM and Bambino is still asleep - for almost 12 hours now. Straight! I couldn't believe it! Sure, he whined & squirmed and cried a bit while I fed him through the tube last night, but then he settled down and went back to sleep. And this is the second night he has been sleeping so well! I am SO thrilled, considering we had the worst night ever just two nights ago when he just screamed and cried for practically 10 hours straight. Hubby and I were catatonic the morning after. And then that following night, Bambino slept from midnight to 8am - the longest time he slept, ever!
It's amazing how it could turn from worst to great in 24 hours, but I am not complaining. I am hoping, hoping, hoping that this is a turning point for him. For us.
On Monday, three days after his surgery, his skin was so clear like I've never seen before. I was too excited that I rushed him to the mall for a studio sitting - something I've always wanted to do but couldn't because there would always be flare ups and rashes somewhere in his face, arms, legs... But Monday was the best. He was also in his best disposition. He would smile for the camera like he never did before. He never paused to scratch or threw a tantrum or got irritated - it was one of the best days.
Here's a photo to prove it:
Isn't he adorable? I'm holding out on the rest of the pictures because it's intended to be a "2nd birthday" announcement for family. I just couldn't resist posting this one!
We had two clear days then he broke out into rashes again on Wednesday. It wasn't so bad but he itched a lot and didn't sleep very well. But now, this. And the best part: our Dietitian weighed him on Thursday, exactly 1 week after his surgery, and it appears that he gained 10 ounces.
I am ecstatic!
We go back to Dr. E today for follow up. We will find out if he will allow Bambino to start eating something else other than formula. We're hoping he can start eating pasta and rice, his favorites, again.
Right now, Bambino is trying to engage me in a game of hide & seek.