Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho...

...it's off to feeding therapy we go!

It is easy to groan and complain that I have to drive two hours for all of Abby's feeding therapy appointments.  But I've met so many families at RMH that have traveled across the country--or even from as far as Malaysia!!--to seek treatment, that I am thankful that I only have to go two hours! 

Today will hopefully be especially productive, since we will be meeting with a behavioral psychologist who specializes in feeding disorders.  I'm hoping that she will be able to give me some good ideas on how to deal with some of the behaviors we've been seeing...namely, pocketing.

The pocketing is a real issue because she will literally keep it in her mouth for hours.  She has no problem falling asleep with it, and she's turned purple from choking on something that I didn't realize was still in her mouth.

We've tried lots and lots of different strategies, but none of them seem to be helping.  So, I'm looking forward to hearing some new ideas from the psychologist!

1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
Hey!! You just put the "Snow White" song in my head!! Hee, hee, hee.... ;)
I do hope that this appointment is successful!! ;-D
--Raelyn