Saturday, January 26, 2008

Dining with Annie

Take a look at the new video that Bill put up that shows Annie eating "Trader Joe's Veggie Sticks," which are crunchy, salty, and melt in your mouth, not on your hands. I took the video yesterday while OT Beth was working with her. Annie hasn't eaten much by mouth at all this whole year, and if she has, it has been under duress. This past week or so, she has taken leaps and bounds in her DESIRE and ability to put food in her mouth, then chew and swallow. This is a huge answer to prayer--H.U.G.E.

Jean

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over. Psalm 23:4-5

13 comments:

Gretchen said...

Annie, that is so terrific! You are working so hard! I bet those veggie fries are sooo yummy! Good for you.

What an answer to prayer. Look at that right hand get in there and try, too!

Great vocalizing, sweetie!

WAHOOOOO! Thank you Jesus!!

xxxooogretchen

pam s said...

Praise the Lord for FOOD! She certainly knows what it's for, and is working on all SORTS of ways to get it to her mouth! Bless her heart, she's a Sullivan, after all!
This made me tingle all over with joy!

Annie Sullivan said...

And tonight I fed her little bits of cheese off my low-fat, low-calorie (not) pizza. She seemed to like it--in fact, she was reaching for it with her mouth--and didn't gag or throw up. You wanted to know the details, didn't you?

:)Jean

Anonymous said...

Oh this is SUPER! Thanks for the video! I am sure Annie will LOVE to know someday that a video of her eating was posted all over the Internet and gloated over by Mommie and Daddy's friends. :) And wow just look at the way she is coordinating those hands! Yay God!!

Veggie fries and pizza... a girl after my own heart! :)

Sue Powell

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the video. Pictures are worth 1000 words and movies are a million. This is great.

Anonymous said...

I am excited beyond words, but here are a few anyway!!! Eating and talking.............way to go God..and Annie!!!
Love,
Terri W

Gretchen said...

This is just even better news. Pizza and cheese. Wow. Her desire to eat, especially all those different textures, is SUCH good news. Yay, yay. yay.

xxxooogretchen

Anonymous said...

And yes... talking! Wooohooo. I have a feeling that now our little Annie has rediscovered food she is going to make up for lost time! :) Way to go, Annie... I am soooooo proud of you!

Love to all of you, and rejoicing in the Lord with you!

Sue Powell

Erik, Kathy, Sophie & Choco said...

Jean,
It's been so long, but I continue to check in on you and Annie...what an awesome video! I LOVE watching her snatch that french fry. Ah, motivation. :)

I hope you are well - I pray for you often during my middle of the night feeding sessions with Sophie.

Take care,
Love Kathy

Anonymous said...

How Cool is THAT!!! She is ready for chocolate milk!!

Love Miss Patti

uncle jeff said...

:)

Anonymous said...

I am jazzed, too! I'm so happy to have been in on the timing and celebration of this! Love those reaching, hands, too! Keep reaching, Annie...show us all how to keep reaching for things desired. Sometimes, spiritually speaking, your efforts remind me of my own. :)
love,
Beth H.

Anonymous said...

AMAZING!! Thank you God for your faithfulness! And to see her want it so bad to reach for it!! God job Annie and thank you Lord!!

Vickie

Yep, chocolate milk is just around the corner.