Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I Like to Eat........ well almost!

I'm blogging this for Janice to whom I owe a HUGE thank you to! Jake put together the high chair that Janice bought for Nathan when she came out when he was born. What I love about it is that I can keep him distracted and he seems to forget that something is going in his mouth! He will take 8-9 teensy tiny bites (probably equal to 2-3 normal baby sized spoon fulls), but that is progress. We're finding that he doesn't mind food necessarily, its the swallowing that he is really struggling with. We're glad that Dr. Sidiqqi (the plastic surgeon) is on our up and coming appointment list. We're seeing him on the 15th of July to have Nathan's cleft reassessed and to hopefully set a date for the next surgery. I'm really going to push having Dr. Albert Park place tubes at the same time in his ears so as to eliminate another seperate surgery. Jake and I are hoping that when Nathan's cleft is temporarily repaired that Nathan won't struggle so much with getting food down and will start taking larger portions. The ultimate goal is getting rid of that button! So thank you Janice for giving us such a great present to work with Nathan on his feeding skills. You're the greatest!


Mom & Dad Ellinger said...

He looks so cute in his high chair. That was very nice of Janice to give you that chair. He must love sitting up being part of the family.

Janice & Don said...

When we come to visit, Nolan is going to be going nuts because Nathan will be in what he thinks is his chair. When we got home yesterday, Nolan was so excited that he got his chair and toys back!