First I wanted to thank you all for your comments on my last post! We went to the GI doc. on friday and she confirmed that Malachi will be needing a g-tube. She wants us to have it done sooner rather than later, so we will most likely be having it done within the next few weeks. I am feeling better about it, but still fearful of the unknown. How long does it take to do a feed? What happens if and when he pulls it out (I dont believe we are opting for a button, but we have 2 months to decide that before then can put one in anyway)? The biggest issue I am having it that our Speech Therapist quit so now we are back on a wait list till they hire a new one who will work with feeding issues also. I do not want to put a feeding tube in only to wait for someone to be able to work with us and Malachi on skills to build that muscle. I dont want him to forget how to suck/swallow while we wait. There has to be a plan in place before I am willing to do it. I didn't have a chance to talk to anyone on friday about this issue so I will be addressing it tomorrow. Ugh, this is totally now where I though I would find myself, but here we are and I will try to make the best of it. Malachi is getting a g-tube and I think I am okay with it (for the momment).
Malachi had his first b-day party this weekend. It went WONDERFUL. We had perfect weather and amazing friends and family there to celebrate with us! Malachi got a TON of gifts (which were not necessary but he will enjoy playing with all of it) and spent time in the arms of his biggest cheerleaders! Malachi is a loved boy and that was obvious by the 50-60 people at out house. The kids (and adults) got to swim and Josh and I actually got to relax some (thanks to our best friendns Steph, Amanda and Will). It was a fun party and one we will remember forever.
On a more exciting note we got our computer back!!! I will be posting more often and able to share pictures eaiser! Well we are off to clean and then to another b-day pary for our neighbor!