Saturday, November 14, 2009

Swallow study & Feeding therapy

We had a swallow study a while back and it went OK. She still needs to be on 'nectar' thick liquids. They said she still has a very high possibility of aspirating and we have to watch her very carefully. When they did the nectar thick barium, she didn't aspirate, but there was liquid left there, that she could aspirate. (sorry that probably makes NO sense....haha!). They then tried 'honey' thickness barium, which she aspirated really badly. She turned red, her eyes watered and she choked/coughed. They did have to use a different nipple with the honey thick, so that may have been part of the problem. So for now we stick with the nectar thick and watch her carefully. Her feeding is still pretty slow going, but she is starting to eat more solids and the therapist said I am doing everything just like I should. So we will just keep at it. At least she doesn't still have a NG tube!! We got her weighed the other day at WIC and she weighed 16.5 lbs. She's still such a mini compared to everyone her age, but she is still growing at her own rate. I think she was like 26 or 27 inches...I always forget that part! We will keep her on formula (at 27 cal. per ounce) after a year and continue on working on solid food. Here is a picture of the cutie.....


  1. Wow, she is growing up so fast! I'm glad to hear she is doing so well. Haven't posted a new blog yet, but we may end up staying here in Portland for Hailey's Glenn. I'll post some more info tomorrow.

  2. Hurry here so I can hold her and spoil her!
    She looks a little bored with green beans. I don't blame her! lol Grandmalaine