Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I really dislike swallowing

Olivia had her swallow study today. She wasn't happy about it at all. Drinking barium laced with a little rice cereal doesn't sound to appetizing to me either. Anyway, she wanted nothing to do with the bottle, so we switched to the spoon. She aspirated both the thinner and the thicker purees. Not good. The bottom line is that we are leaving things the way they are until the feeding therapist can talk to Olivia's doctors.
On one hand, she seems to handle this consistency just fine, so why change anything. On the other hand, she seems to always have some sort of respiratory thing going on which could be attributed to aspiration. Her lungs are, for the most part, her main medical issue. Any aspiration makes that worse. What to do, what to do?
So, for now, we'll wait to hear from someone about what to do next.