I thought I would update everyone on what has been going on with our family, since it's been six months since I have updated our blog.
I cannot believe my little one is almost two years old already. Wow, time really does fly! She is doing much better with her eating as far as texture aversions and vomiting goes. She no longer gags when she doesn't like the texture of a food, and seems to be much more open to trying new things. We have come a long way with her, so far, and are looking forward to the day when this is just a distant memory! She has overcome the issues of choking, aspirating, and vomiting. We are obviously very happy about this, because it was a huge stress for us. Very messy, as well as a health concern - we were constantly fretting about aspiration pneumonia. We would like to see her appetite increase. She eats very little amounts of food at a time and is extremely picky. We bombarded her with fatty junk foods, like I swore I never would, so that she would gain weight since she was so small, and because of this she now never wants to eat "real food." We continue to work with a Speech Pathologist that comes to our home once a week to help her with her eating and swallowing. Despite eating only tablespoons of food a day, she is growing and developing very well, so I am trying to relax about the issue. Trying is the operative word. I am a work in progress.
I will post again soon, and promise not to wait six months!