Eat Happy!

Eat Happy!

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Feeding Therapy Session Graduation

Ian's update from feeding therapy today........

We were given some of the best news we have ever heard today..... Ian is graduating from his monthly feeding therapy. All of his feeding behaviors are "age appropriate." 'Eating' and 'age appropriate' are words we never thought we would hear in the same sentence. If a child doesn't develop a healthy and successful relationship with food within the first year, struggles are immense... and at times, unsuccessful. Tom found out at Ian's therapy appointment today. When he told me over the phone, I cried. We will remain visiting the clinic every quarter to maintain our schedule of follow-ups and troubleshooting as needed. Devin said at this point she pretty much sits down and watches him eat his lunch. He needs to build up chewing muscles and trying new foods..... but there doesn't seem to be any physical, behavioral, or therapeutic interventions needed. I am so proud of him, and his team.

Breakfast Toast

On another note, Ian hasn't thrown up or retched in over a month. This has never happened before. Our previous fewest retches/vomits in a month has been seven. He is getting so big, and so strong. We visit the GI at CHOP's motility clinic in October. I am hoping he will say after Ian gets through another illness season (winter) without needing his tube for hydration or medications, we can take out the G-tube. I can't believe I actually wrote that just now!

We have been waiting so long to hear these words from his feeding theorists over the years. I honestly cannot remember the last time I was this happy!! I love you Ian!!

Mommy and Beaner at the Playground