Since we have gotten home from Montreal in April, I've been working hard on getting Noah to eat by mouth. Some days he does really well and I don't use his tube at all. He has found it funny to blow the food back out of his mouth. I would try about 3 or 4 times and then I would stop and put the rest in his tube. This week I started using a bath towel as a bib. That way he can blow out his food all he wants and everything doesn't get covered with food and you know what? He has stopped blowing his food out and has been eating much better. Mom won this time!!!! Hopefully I haven't jinxed myself.
He definitely has let me know what he likes and dislikes.
He loves: spaghetti, lasagna, salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, corn, tacos, applesauce, cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets and his all time favorite the ice cream from a root beer float.
He hates: macaroni and cheese, chicken alfredo and broccoli.
As much as I'm excited about him eating by mouth, the thought of some day getting rid of his tube scares me. It has literally kept him alive for the last 9 years. He wouldn't be here if we hadn't put it in all those years ago. It took all the worry away.... is he getting enough to eat? to drink? It has been so convient.... so easy...... At what point now do we say he dosen't the G-tube anymore?