Thursday, April 26, 2012

Guess who ate a spoonful of custard???

Guess who ate a tablespoon of custard today???

It may have taken about 30 spoon fulls to get the tablespoon into her but it's a start!

One of the biggest differences in Ashlea since the transplant has been in regards to feeding.  She can just tolerate her feeds so easily at the moment - she has NEVER been like that.  She has not gagged ONCE since she has been home from hospital - usually she would gag on nearly every feed.

While she has a steroid-fuelled appetite we are going to try and push her a bit with actual eating.  I figure it is now or never to try oral eating so we are giving it a shot - starting with the only thing she has ever tried to eat before - custard.

I think her energy level is better since the transplant too.  She has always had a pretty chirpy personality but I think she is even chirpier.  Possibly more talkative (although she was already pretty chatty).  Definitely bossier.  And perhaps even a smidgeon taller.  

It's very exciting to see these changes.  I can't wait to see how she goes when she gets back to school!


Susan, Mum to Molly said...

WOW! That is awesome!

I had no idea the transplant could have these other positive side-effects...

Go Ashlea! Yay mum!

When will she go back to school??

Gina @ Inky Ed! said...

awesome news Alison. Mac always found thicker better when he started eating. yoghurts etc were too runny unless we strained them overnight. I used to make baked custard or buy that really thick Paul's brand. Thicker seemed to be easier to control and handle for him. Such good news on the Miss A front - such wonderful changes.

Anonymous said...

Go Ashlea! Go Alison! That is a fantastic side-effect for Ashlea, feeding sounds like a breeze! Open wide, come inside, it's custard!!!

love and prayers

Deb L said...

Fabulous news!

Sarah said...

Awesome! x

Leesa said...

That is so awesome!