Annabelle still hasn't made any progress with her oral feeding so today we were approached about another feeding option...a G-tube. This is a tube a little larger than the NG tube she has in her nose now but it is more permanent. It would be put in through yet another surgery and connects directly to her stomach. She would have the tubing coming out of her stomach instead of her nose and we would feed her through it. She would be still offered to feed orally and what she doesn't get down that way she would have put through the g-tube. I am not wild about this whole thing at all. The last thing that I want is for Annabelle to have another surgery (although I have been told this is not a big deal compared to what we've already gone through). She would still have to be under anesthesia and on a ventilator again. She may or may not go back to PCICU before she could come back to the floor all depending on how she comes out of surgery. This is a way to expedite our going home and would hopefully only be in for several months. I only want what is best for her and I know that her little heart is already working twice as hard as most healthy hearts. Plus, we don't want for her to burn all the calories that she is taking in by working so hard to eat. A lot of this is a matter of time, her endurance level and her strength overall. So, we've met with the surgical team today and she had an upper GI done. We are supposed to be scheduled for surgery sometime toward the end of next week. Please pray that this surgery is not needed and she can take her bottle by then!!! We have a week to work on it and we already know that God can work miracles...she is one!