Ben has been completely tube fed since birth, first with an NG tube, and then with a g-tube. For much of his life we have been working on teaching him to eat by mouth. It’s been slow going for the most part, and Ben will simply NOT be rushed. Lately, though, we’ve been seeing definite signs of progress. He’s been much more eager to taste different foods. His favorite dishes by far have been ANY homemade soups that his Daddy makes!
Tonight, though, he tried popsicles for the first time…in January! The response was overwhelmingly positive.
The next step is for him to eat enough to make a swallowing study possible. Only Ben knows when that will happen!