Sunday, May 10, 2009
Hold the Front Blog Page!!!
It has been another amazing week and there is a lot to tell you about. This was going to be another newsy, catch up blog but something so exciting has just happened that all that can wait for the next few days. Such a major milestone deserves it's own 'front page!!' William has eaten a whole fromage frais this morning!! It is the first time he has done anything more than lick something. He decided he was going to do this yesterday to earn the engine Paul has waiting for him for when he eats a whole pot of fromage frais.He has known about this for ages and held the 'one day' view but, all of a sudden, he decided for himself it was time. I fed him to make it easier and he enjoyed the first half pot. It became a bit of an ordeal after that but we made it eventually.
This is great news as it has broken William's aversion to put anything into his mouth and swallow it. So, now it is a case of weaning. William needs to learn all the skills he should have learned in his late babyhood. I have told him that I will be feeding him various soft foods and purees every day from now on and will be a little forceful if necessary to get him to the stage of eating enough in the day to be able to stop his daytime gastrostomy feeds. If he eats a little something every day this week he gets a present on Friday. The next challenge will be to eat a little something at every meal time, and then he will get another pressie. After that, he will be expected to eat because he wants to and because he needs to. He just needs a little push to get started.
There is lots more news but it can all wait for a couple of days. The only other thing that I will tell you for now is that Wills is also out of nappies. He has been a total superstar over the last couple of weeks and we are so proud of him.