...to the other side!
In Chris' words today, we feel as though Colin is starting to have a "break through". Colin's feeding issues have probably been our biggest challenge so far, but in the past week or two, things are slowly starting to change. We feel like it has happened all of a sudden where a switch was flipped.
First, our biggest news is that Colin has not used a bottle since Friday morning!! He has drank from straw cups (we finally found 2 that work the best) for each meal all weekend and we couldn't be more thrilled! The process has not been perfect (he still will let some spill out of his mouth when he chooses) but his speech therapist thinks that has more to do with him being tired. However, he does choose to let the milk go at times (umm, rather forcefully) as we were told from his teacher Miss Stacey today. I asked Chris why Colin was in a complete new outfit today and he was told that Colin had a bit of an accident (if that's what you could call it). Miss Stacey looked over and saw that Colin was doing well drinking from the straw. However, all of a sudden, he took all of the drinkable yogurt in his cup and spit, well blew, it out of his mouth all over the place. Oh Colin, what are we going to do with you?
Second, during developmental therapy today, the subject came up as to potential reasons why Colin refuses to pick any food up, let alone, put it in his mouth. Miss Darlene felt that maybe it was an environmental thing, so she got some puffs and just put them on the floor. In a big moment, Colin picked up a puff 5 times (using his pincer grip) and attempted to put it in his mouth. He missed, but the attempt is rarely made with food so we feel like he is starting to "get it" and try some new things. This video is Chris trying to show me Colin's accomplishment after school and although we didn't get him doing it to himself on video, he would pick it up and feed the puff to me...
And, for your viewing pleasure, here is a video for fun. Colin loves loves loves dancing to his Mickey Mouse clubhouse song. He even puts his arms up in the air just like Mickey and the rest of the gang!
More to come tomorrow on the Halloween weekend!