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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Great Days

Miss Charlotte Amalie had an appointment with the Feeding Clinic at CHOP this week. At the Feeding Clinic we see a Pediatrician, a Dietitian, an Occupational Therapist, and a Speech Therapist. They all evaluate Charlotte's eating from their different views and "round" on her and then give us suggestions to help her progress with her oral feeding.

We met with them for the first time two months ago and at that point we were struggling with getting Charlotte to take bottles. Since then we've scrapped any thought of taking a bottle and have moved to a therapy protocol that involves baby food purees. Charlotte still isn't getting any nutritional value from her feeding therapy, but she's improved by leaps and bounds in the past few weeks. It's incredible to watch these professionals work with her week after week and to actually see her progress.

The Feeding Team at CHOP whole-heartedly agreed. They were so impressed with her progress and encouraged us to keep working on her purees and have us the go ahead to start with a sippy cup. This is such a huge change from last time, I can hardly describe it.

We are so pleased to have such incredible therapists working with Charlotte. We've been beyond blessed with the professionals that have treated Charlotte all along the way. From the very beginning, seriously, the very first moment of her life, we've had such incredible medical professionals who have not only treated Charlotte, they've loved her.

And that love stuff?

It heals.

It heals all of us.


  1. That's so great! I look forward to more pictures soon.

  2. That love stuff is awesome! Such wonderful news!

  3. That's wonderful that you've found such caring therapists to help your daughter! It's wonderful to have someone who cares helping in what could be such a stressful circumstance.

    If you are interested I found a great website http://childrenandbabiesnoteating.com/ that has so much information on kids who won't eat, some of the reasons why, and different treatment options. It really helped me understand the options for my daughter.