Charlotte's Journey Home

Just a Regular Kid, Sort Of

Feeding Clinic Visit

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Hey, Bamma! Do you like this picture better?

Charlotte and I made the trek to Wisconsin yesterday for her first post-surgery follow up with the feeding team. It is an understatement to state that they were amazed at Charlotte’s progress.
Charlotte drank nearly 5 ounces of Pediasure while she was there, and ate 3.5 ounces of Gerber Organic bananas (yes, you read that correctly!). She also shoved about 1 teaspoon of mango into her mouth and chewed it up beautifully.
She is still not chewing very well, so we’re going to work on this with something called a Chewy Tube, a device that we put on her molars and use to practice chewing.
Amy, the ST, and Dr. Long, the behavioral psychologist, spent about 10 minutes doing therapy with Charlotte. As you’ll read below, I’m already seeing results.
Bottom line, the team was so excited about Charlotte’s progress that we’re going to try to “ride the wave.” We’ll be heading up to Wisconsin twice in June and twice in July. If we get it right, we might be able to avoid in-patient “boot camp.”
So far today, Charlotte drank 7 (out of 8) ounces for breakfast and 5.5 ounces before her nap. She’s opening her mouth really big for the spoon and ate about 1 tablespoon of applesauce and a bit of peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch.
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Author: Culture Bean

I am a mother, a pre-published children's author, and a published academic. I am also a "mommy blogger," though I hate the term. My passions are reading and writing. As a professor, I strive to help my students think critically about the media and culture with which they engage. I've started this blog because it's time I put my money where my mouth is!

One thought on “Feeding Clinic Visit

  1. Peanut, peanut butter … and jelly!Way to go, Charlotte!-Vanessa.

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