Alex has been doing great with textures and chunks in his food. Just a few months ago he would gag on anything bigger than a dull pencil head. Now he is eating noodles in sauce, and small chunks of graham cracker and cookies. The noodle pieces are about the size of rice, and he only takes one at a time, with sauce to help it go down. The graham chunks he can take alone because the dissolves so fast.
His face gets so messy when he eats because when he sees the spoon coming he dodges it, but if I can get the spoon near his chin, he will then search out the spoon with his mouth and take a bite. Curious????
Our biggest challenge is the lack of hunger, therefor the lack of interest, but thank God we have the skills while we wait.
Thanks to Molly, Trista and the seventh graders at Turner Jr. High for donating ornaments for the NICU that Alex stayed in for 6 weeks! I am overwhelmed by so many of you reaching out and giving! If you would like to donate an ornament to be delivered by me on the 23rd of December you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will let you know how. Anyone who lives near me can always drop on off with a NICU note.