Sunday, November 14, 2010

Feeding Therapy update

As a correction from the last post, it turns out that Banzel may not cause too much of an appetite loss after all--but we are still struggling with motivating Annie to eat. The oral defensiveness persists, although she is allowing food around her mouth and face...which, I guess is progress. But no food in the mouth, just around the mouth. I should try that for a pre-holiday weight loss program...but I digress.

We have increased her calories almost up to normal, because she just wasn't making that transition to eating quick enough, and was losing weight too fast. And we are continuing with the program of sitting at the table at least 3X a day for 20-25 minutes, reading and taking tastes. I'm glad I have tools to keep her in a routine of at least touching the food, and sometimes allowing tastes, but it is slow going. Very slooooooooow. Do I sound impatient?

Meanwhile, I'm going to pursue the whole blenderized diet thing, because it has worked wonders on her gastrointestinal production. I'll spare you the details, but as Martha would say, It's a good thing.

I do appreciate your prayers--we need them!


Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 4:2

1 comment:

Marilyn said...


Sorry to hear about the s-l-o-w progress, but glad to hear there's any progress.

Praying for an appetite for Annie and patience for you.