Thursday, January 15, 2009

Viagra pick up......round two

We have some very exciting news to share!!! We officially pulled Whitney's NG tube out. Yesterday she took 3 entire bottles of 4.5 ounces all by herself!!! We went to the cardiologist today and he said her heart sounds great, she looks great and when he heard how well she was doing with a bottle he said "Why don't you give it a try with feeding her from a bottle and pulling out the ng tube?" I explained that she is pretty tired first thing in the morning and at night and doesn't take an entire feeding from the bottle, but hopefully now she will start when she realizes it is the only way she will be getting her milk/food! We hope we NEVER have to put the tube back in! She looks so good without the tube - we will have to take some pictures over the next couple of days and post them, we are so excited :)

Now, Mike has some other news to share...

On another note, I had to go back to Nora Apothecary (tiny pharmacy in town, one of the only places that we can get sildenafil citrate - viagra - in liquid form), to get Whitney's Viagra prescription refilled. Yes, Whitney is on Viagra if you did not know. Apparently, Viagra was first a pulmonary hypertension drug, and then it was discovered to have a .... side effect. Anyway, I went back to the pharmacy, asked for "Whitney Byron's viagra." Next to the counter in this strange pharmacy/store is a bird cage. On top of the bird cage is a little parakeet standing OUTSIDE of his cage. Thinking the bird has to be friendly if he is out of his cage, I approach the bird with my finger out, and the bird opens his mouth to try to bite me. The pharmacist told me, "Don't approach him with a finger. He hates fingers. He's nice though." I asked her how old he was, and was told......23 YEARS OLD! This ornery, old bird is 23 years old, and sits all day at the pharmacy hanging out. Intersting life. I asked what his name was......his name is "Bo-Boo."

Next, I told the pharmacist how it is funny that my 4.5 month old daughter is on Viagra. The pharmacist says "That's nothing, we have DOGS that are on Viagra." I thought to myself, "What kind of place is this?!?!?" Regardless, please be on the look out for Bo-Boo, the crusty parakeet and for DOGS on Viagra!

Hopefully we will have some pictures of Whitney without her NG tube soon. Have a good weekend everyone.

3 comments:

Kathy said...

Congratulations to Whitney!
sounds great!
Your story about the Nora Apothecary
is funny...actually I have been
in that pharmacy..it is quaint to say the least.
I am now in Chicago with Mary Carol and family.
Miss you all. God bless youl
Love, Aunt Kathy.

Laurie said...

That is GREAT news about the tube removal!! Cant wait to see pics : )

And btw - that is hilarious about the bird...and the viagra!!

Natalie said...

Whitney, keep up the great work! Can't wait to see the gains and your cute little face without attachments!
Love to all -