Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Seraph is thinking about eating....

She got her G-tube button today (a more compact g-tube with easier maintainance).

Then she passed her swallow study! She still can't drink really thin liquids - like baby formula. She can drink nectar, eat baby-food bananas and applesauce, and drink thickened formula. I'm excited to see what direction her speech therapist takes her (starting tomorrow!).

For the swallow study, they squirt food into her mouth that has barium mixed in. Then they watch her xray as she swallows or aspirates it. Her favorite was the unflavored barium. This was her favorite part of the day. She perked up and you could tell she wants to use her mouth for eating.

Good job, lil girlie :)

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