Nicholas got to try a bottle for the first time today. His nurse put 15ml in a bottle and I got to give it to him and he did it! He did drop his heart rate and de-sat when I tried to burp him but that's ok. Then she added more to the bottle and he did it again and didn't drop his heart rate or de-sat. Mark, his nurse, and I were all so impressed that he did so well on his first try. He got the rest of his feeding through the feeding tube. They are going to try 1 feeding a day from the bottle until after his shunt surgery next Monday, then they will increase the bottle feedings.
He had an eye exam today too and his eyes are healing nicely. They look really good now and they will check them again next week.