Ian had some fun time with Messy Food Play the other day. He played with chocolate syrup, graham crackers, and Cheez-Its. He also enjoyed his electric toothbrush. The food and the oral stimulation satisfy his need for oral feedback and also help him become "safer" with food since he is so averse. It's messy, but productive! We have also played with jelly and pudding, but chocolate syrup seems to be the favorite so far.
He ate a few more goldfish this morning and didn't gag or retch at all! Baby steps!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
We made Ian a Build-A-Bear with a G Tube button just like his. We used one of his old buttons. We named him Noodles Nissen since "Nissin" is a noodle company and Nissen is the name of the reflux surgery he had. He giggles and has a cute hoodie in Ian's favorite color- Red! All I need now is a little backpack for him like Ian has.