Monday, November 8, 2010

Happy Hour!

Come on over for drinks!
Or to watch Alex drink that is!
Any consistency be it thin or thick, yes thin can be swallowed!
Flying colors were spotted, this boy got a 100% on his swallow study!!!
Words like normal, and perfect were used.........
I can not tell you what burden has been lifted.
He can drink safely, as much as he is willing. The willing part is a whole other battle, but it wont make him sick!
He has a normal swallow!
From NPO to normal swallow!!!!

Thank you Doctor Miner for your thorough care, and sending us to Cheri!!
Thank you Cheri for seeing potential in Alex, and loving him, and not treating him like just another aspirator who wont ever swallow safely!

All this work, all this time, and we are here, he can safely drink!!!!!!!!!
It is happy hour every hour at our house today!

12 comments:

Terri H-E said...

CHEERS to the whole family. Happy day.

Thoughts from a finally single Mommy said...

Yay for all of you, what a big step in the right direction!!

Alicia said...

Hooray for Happy Hour! I am so happy about these results. You've come a long way, Alex, and I am so proud of you!

Laura Walbert said...

Way to go Alex!!! :)

Anonymous said...

What a precious gift. I am so happy for you and for him. We love you, Aunt Mary

Kelly said...

Bottoms up!! Go Alex! That is awesome he passed on thin too! I think Max is still aspirating on thin. However we can't get a swallow study to verify. He freaks out in any radiology room and he won't cooperate for the swallow study. Still coughing when he drinks water. His formula is thick enough that he does fine with it. Good luck with drinking and working towards a tube free Alex! Kelly F

Groceries said...

YEEEAAAAAHHH ALEX! Way to go, Buddy! Cheers to the Pruitt family! =)

The VW's said...

AWESOME! What a blessing!

Brandi said...

Woohoo! Get that boy some chocolate milk and cookies! Tube free here you come!

Cindy said...

that is some kind of achievement! way to go!

Kelly said...

Happy happy day! I'll bring the Processco...

Kelly

Cindy H said...

Praising God from whom ALL blessings flow!