11/27/18 - Trying Something New

Well, you know I’ve been trying really hard to learn how to eat foods, right? I am doing better and eating a bunch of stuff with a spoon: bananas, peaches, peas, carrots, sweet potatoes, etc…Yum! I have my feeding tube still and even though I am eating pretty good now, I still don’t drink, so I need my tube a while longer so I don’t get dehydrated. Today, though, we tried something new! A bottle with some milk! Okay, I know this might not seem like a big deal to most people, but I went thru a lot and never learned to suck or swallow liquids. So, this was my first ever bottle! My first bottle at just over nine months old…(that will be a great trivia question for when I get older). I did okay. I don’t really suck on it, just kinda play with it with my tongue and squish it with my gummies. Some milk came out and was pretty good. I hold the bottle and that’s about it. We will keep trying and trying. Just like with the spoon fed foods. If I don’t learn to take a bottle, we are going to try a cup instead. So, wish me luck! -Heath

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