Monday, June 21, 2010

The Joy of the Blended Diet.

It has been several weeks and the Blenderized diet seems to really be working for Wysdom. I totally don't want to talk about it too much and jinx it, but I want to also share what we are doing and the changes we have seen, just in case any of you out there are interested. In the last couple of weeks since we have switched from formula to real food we have seen DRAMATIC CHANGES and I mean DRAMATIC. Let me just say Wysdom has been on a swing for the first time in the last couple of weeks. That should give you an indication as to how bad his reflux has been in the past. Right now on the blended real food diet he has not thrown up much. Maybe about once or twice. No more mucus or suctioning from the nose or saline sprays. He is now sleeping mostly in his crib, where prior to he was unable to be in there for more than a few minutes. One of the greatest things was to see his dry skin dissapear and his hair grow like crazy in the last couple of weeks. We not only have the absecne of the reflux and constipation, but we have the bonus of him looking healthy. Wysdom is totally more energized and wanting to interact more. He want and is trying to learn more signs daily and showing us new things all the time. We believe this is a testiment to the blenderized diet and the fact that he must have been feeling not so hot before.

Wysdom is probably (actually he is) eating better than anyone in the family. On an average day we put things like a protein powder, kale, broccoli, blueberries, hemp seeds, quinoa, flax oil, fish oil, peas into our Vitamix Blender. You can see he is eating pretty good. The great news is that right now he is holding his own in the weight department and is at the 50th percentile. He did gain last week, so we were very happy. Right now we plan on continuing on the real food diet and hope to progress in the area of oral eating and drinking.

This week we are headed for a busy schedule and I am sure I will have lots of updates. We have a hearing test, and ENT appointment, physio and several other respite appointments. I will keep you posted.

1 comment:

Brandie said...

This is wonderful news! Maybe now that his reflux and congestion are improved he will have some success with oral eating. Keeping my fingers crossed!