Yesterday we brought Mac up to the hospital for the first time in several days. He was asking to see Nathan (that’s a good sign)!
We showed him Nathan’s new G button and explained that this is the way Nathan will eat since he can’t drink his milk.
Then, we gave him a little teddy bear with a G button that the child life specialist made for him. He was so excited about the bear and the feeding syringe.
It didn’t seem to phase him at all that Nathan can’t eat like a normal baby. He was so accepting. In fact, he asked if he’s ready to come home now that he has his button! (We are all ready too, buddy.)
Here he is feeding the teddy at home.
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