I ate an entire 1/2 jar (2.5 oz size) of carrots for breakfast this morning. Mommy thinks she has figured out I like my food runny--yesterday she thickened the carrots with some rice cereal and I was done after a few bites. Today we had to take a couple rest breaks, but I ate it all.
Mommy is very proud of me, especially since swallowing for me still looks like it is a lot of hard work and quite a bit of food comes out of my nose. How pleasant could that be? But I'm a trooper--she shovels it in, and for the most part, I move it to the back of my mouth and swallow. I make a little sucking sound when I swallow, so she knows air is going down too. Hal, our VitalStim therapist, has assured her this is something that will only improve with practice.
Excuse me mommy--Do you have a Kleenex handy?
Look: The carrots are coming! The carrots are coming!
And here they are...
This is how much toilet paper we went through for me to eat less than 2 oz of food--crazy, huh?