Sunday, July 24, 2011

Windshield Time

This week Faith will be seeing the ENT and the OT at Children Mercy Clinic.  On Monday we will see the ENT for a trach check.  Faith received a larger trach about three weeks ago.  She went from a 3.0, which is the size she had placed originally, now moved up to a 3.5.  Kinda fun, just shows she is growing!  The ENT will just be following up with us.  I really hope it is an easy appt. with no complications.

Then on Tuesday we will be seeing Faith's OT.  This is a very big appt because she will be starting to practice putting fluid in her mouth.  She will be having a swallow study on September 9 and this is to help her practice.  She hasn't had anything in her mouth except for toys and her pacifier.  We all take drinking and eating for granite. One thing she has to learn is what to do with her tongue when there is a substance sharing that space.  She will also have to learn how to swallow larger amount of fluid.  The only thing she is swallowing now is her own saliva.  If she does well and passes the swallow study then we will be able to start giving her bottles again!  I really pray that she adapts to all the new things that will be going into her mouth.  I will also pray that she will continue to breath while she is swallowing.  Before when she would drink from a bottle she we would have to turn her oxygen up and she would also drink to fast.  I will keep you all posted.  Thanks so much for all your continued support with our baby Faith!

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