Later that day Matt begged for a bite of my sandwich. I knew his tummy was empty so if he vomited it wouldn’t be disaster. So hesitantly I let him have a bite. You could have knocked me over with a feather, as I watched him chew and swallow the bread, without gagging or vomiting. And then ask for another bite!
This has opened up a whole world of non-pureed food for Matt. Since Tuesday he has enjoyed some strawberry flavoured Rice Crispies and some butternut squash (cubed, not pureed!!!).
I am astounded.
It seems like this change has happened overnight. I am grateful to our Speech Therapist with all the advice and help she has given to help diminish Matt’s overactive gag reflex. It also seems as though something in Matt’s understanding has clicked – he now gets that he can eat things and chew things.
So my advice to all parents who have kids with feeding problems - just let them chew on a gecko and all problems will be solved. (JOKES)