DD had her follow up swallow study today and pretty much instantly they had the concern for aspiration due to penetration of thin liquids; the decision was basically immediately made that she needs to be on nectar thick for liquids with some other juicy foods (you know like her favorite fruits) taken out of the diet. Were the results the same as months ago and nothing done - yes (same medical community, different location and staff, much better this time except for the SPD kid but we got it done).
Anyway - this feels like a HUGE change - I mean no more straight up water, juice water, or even the occasional almond milk when she will take it. Also switching to straw cups only, which is different than what they do at daycare. I already spoke to them and they are fine with whatever needs to be done and I got the menu again to cross out certain foods.
I feel, ok well I am kind of freaking out - am I nuts? If SPD, anxiety, (apparently we now lick everything and sit in the street) along with another huge transition like this move, and doing this all on my own wasn't an issue - maybe not so much freak out. Oh and speech, pending food allergies, ya know.
Should I not drink water in front of her? I live on water for my liquid and she did as well when she would drink/eat - that has lessened since the move, though I did finally get her to sleep even though the schedule is a little off. Thanks for reading, and please any suggestions help - already got a few different yet cheap straw cups to try too.