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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Charlotte had her second swallow study on Tuesday.

She aspirated with the nectar consistency (why do I feel like I need to capitalize Nectar?) in both side line position and cradle position. Bummer.

However, she was able to take the honey (Honey?) consistency in cradle position. (Which is how most babies feed). The speech therapist also thinks that when she is developmentally ready (ie can hold her head up) that she will be able to swallow pureed foods safely. Awesome, huh?

She's still disorganized during her suck-swallow-breathe pattern. Hers looks more like:
suck, suck, suck, chomp, chomp, suck, suck, uhhhh is there something in my mouth? suck, suck, ohhh swallow, swallow, swallow... dang, why can't I breathe?, GAG, gag, gag, turn purple, BREATHE, breathe, breathe.

I guess baby steps are appropriate for, uhh, a baby.

Go figure.

1 comment:

  1. ah. how i like your writing. sorry to hear about the baby steps.