We've been working on weaning Owen off of thickened feeds due to his ssb incoordination which he has finally figured out. The weaning had been slow going and his OT isn't much help. I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning researching on good old Dr. Google. I found that sometimes it is easier to just slowly introduce them "thin" liquid instead of slowly decreasing the amount of thickener in their milk.
This morning I prepared a small bottle of "thin" liquid to try and he took it like a champ. At the beginning he took a few strong sucks and was like "what is this new stuff," took a few moments and thought about it and then slowly took the rest of his bottle with minimal pacing and difficulties. If he was four I would totally take him out for ice cream to celebrate!
I cannot wait to try again later and to show his OT on monday.