Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Feeding Update

I've stopped writing daily Facebook updates when Abby drinks all of her milk, but I did want to let you know how she's doing.

The girl has taken ALL of her milk FIVE out of the last SIX nights!!  Every day is getting easier, and yesterday she even asked for more once she finished!  I am amazed at her progress.  Something just clicked with her, and I am thrilled!!

We are going to feeding therapy today, and I'm certain that her therapist is going to be just as excited as we are.  This just means that we can focus more on chewing this summer...which means big steps toward independent eating!!

For those of you who are wondering, and because I haven't said it in a while, Abby will keep her tube until she has been taking everything by mouth for at least an entire year.  Kids often stop eating when they are sick, which would mean we would have to give her a tube feed instead.  We're nowhere near getting rid of the tube, but I am loving not having to wake up in the middle of the night to turn off the feeding pump. :)

My favorite thing about this is how happy Abby is that she is tube free.  She gleefully announced, "Noooooooooo tubie tonight!!!!!" when I came home last night, then cheered for herself and said, "Abby, I'm so proud of you!"  :)  The girl cracks. me. up.


1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
I thank you for this update on Abby, as I haven't a Facebook account. Yet. I am actually thinking about creating one to better keep in touch with particular Blogging Friends. Anyway.... ;)
Abby has drank her milk five out of the last six nights?! Praise God!! That is great!! Keep it up, Abby!! Continue to reach milestones!! ;-D
--Raelyn