Monday, November 5, 2007
Yesterday and again today Eliza actually took a spoon with some baby food and yogurt on it and put it in her mouth ... voluntarily ... not once, but three or four times. Both her OT and I were quite surprised today since frankly I thought yesterday's event was a fluke. She has also a few times now stuck her hand in her yogurt or puree and then licked her fingers. Oddly she also does this with the jar of Aquaphor when I am dressing her after her bath. I can only hope there's nothing toxic in this stuff since a couple of times she got her fingers in her mouth before I could stop her! There is absolutely no rhyme or reason as to what goes in her mouth and what she refuses to try. Today she also took 3 ounces from her bottle instead of the two ounces she has been taking. Overall I'd say Eliza made some splendid progress.
We made a short trip to the NCCU today (when I say short, I mean short, it's about 100 yards away) to visit a new friend and got to see a few of Eliza's nurses and one of her doctors. It's always a treat to see these folks since they took such very, very good care of Eliza. It's also reassuring to see the NCCU doctors and nurses because they really can put her progress in perspective for me when I get too focused on things she can't do yet.
So tonight I'm hoping for another spoonful or two at dinner ... hopefully a puree and not Aquaphor!