Today started out rough and was very overwhelming at times; there were many tears shed. This is how he looked while trying to eat breakfast. He eventually fell asleep in the chair and we moved him back to his bed and he slept for 2 hours.
Getting a welcome hug from his little cousin!
My best friend, Angie came over to help me and she was a life saver! Together we measured and weighed and made a giant mess to create this masterpiece:
This is a pizza using a power called KetoCal. This is an entire 3:1 ratio meal. This means that each bite is perfectly balanced as part of the ratio. The other meals we have been using at the hospital are also 3:1 ratios, but you have to eat the ENTIRE meal in order to stay in ratio. So this afternoon when he only ate the few pears, he did not stay in ratio. I thought this would be better because we wouldn't have to try to get him to eat an entire meal, as long as he ate a bite he would still be in ratio. Now of course, he would need to eat the entire thing to get his necessary caloric intake, but at least we wouldn't have to battle each bite.
The sauce was actually very tasty, the crust had a strange consistency and an odd taste, but he LOVED it! He ate the entire thing and wanted more! I couldn't give him more, but my baby ate an entire meal and enjoyed it! :)
So tomorrow the challenge begins. The challenge to find meals that will work. I also need to find a system that works to make it as efficient as possible. One day I hope to be as good as this mom:
Thank you for praying! If Ben will start to enjoy the cream and butter, we will have many more options open to us for meals.
Tomorrow we will wake up in our own beds! That right there is a blessing in itself. :)