Admittedly, this video is LONG. But I couldn’t help but include everyone’s videos they sent in. What I’m sad about is that I didn’t get Robbie’s expressions on video while watching the clips. He was SO excited. He couldn’t believe so many people wanted to talk to him! And during every clip he responded to … Continue reading Robbie Eats: See Ya Later, Tube
As most of you know, Robbie has had a feeding tube since he was a year old. We’ve met with therapists since that time and have done everything we know how to do to encourage him to eat. At 3-years old, we have not had the success we would have hoped for. Our family has … Continue reading Robbie Eats
The Run-Down A typical day includes 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). In between each meal there is playtime where the kids can go to supervised playroom and get a lot of one-on-one attention. During playtime the children will have different therapy sessions. Robbie meets with a speech therapist (swallowing, gagging etc) as well … Continue reading Robbie Eats: Week I
Look Away Monday marked the end of the “assessment” phase and the beginning of the “treatment” phase. This means that rather than simply recording Robbie’s reactions to a spoonful of food at his lips, he was then required to swallow fives bites within a 30-minute time frame. If he spit it out, they put it … Continue reading Robbie Eats: No, Seriously. He does.
I have lots of wonderful things to report regarding our dear Robbie’s progress this week. I preface this in order to encourage you to not lose hope after reading the first half of this post. A lot of people can agree that when you decide to diet, the first week is the easiest. You have … Continue reading Robbie Eats: A Pratice in Breathing
On Wednesday of this week I had a moment of realization. I was almost taken aback by the vast contrast of my feelings from last week, to this week. This week was #bestever. I was basically jazzercising down the hallways (I’m really, really good at jazzercize btdubs). And then, I had an apostrophe (10 points … Continue reading Robbie Eats: A Week of Firsts
Last week, if you recall, the dancing gnomes were taking selfies on their new iPhones, tagging themselves in the latest trending #bestweekever. Unfortunately Friday took a turn and we had a terrible, terrible day. Lots of screaming, holding him down, crying, desperate pleas etc. Given his unusual behavior I suspected he could have a UTI … Continue reading Robbie Eats: Over Half-Way