Whew. Day 5. Spreading awareness is so important. So many tubie parents have talked about the stares, the snarky comments, the disgust they receive. I have been lucky to not have experienced this personally, but it reminds me that awareness is so necessary. You may see a child eating by mouth while hooked up to a feeding pump. Guess what? That is ok.
Not all parents know when or if the tube will come out and that’s ok. Some need it for nutrition, some for hydration, and some for extra nutrients. And that’s ok!
Embrace the differences. Everyone is unique. Everyone struggles. Everyone conquers challenges. Some celebrate milestones, and some of us celebrate inchstones. But we can all celebrate each other!