Okay, maybe I'm getting a little bit ahead of myself.
No flaming, please!
We were told by the surgeon a couple of days ago that we can try some things orally with Drake (he has never eaten anything by mouth). The GI doc told us to start with Cheetos (or something like that - salty) so we tried and he refused. Yesterday Drake found a piece of wrapped gum on the floor and started playing with it so DH watched him closely thinking there was no way he would put it in his mouth. Well, pretty soon the gum was unwrapped and he was licking it!! Please understand that we would NEVER give our 16-month-old gum but, as any parent of a child with oral aversion understands, this was huge!! Today DH and DD were eating cheetos in front of Drake and he grabbed one and licked it for about 20 minutes!! OMG! I know that this is just a first step but I am so happy that he is not absolutely refusing to put things in his mouth anymore!
Any OT's or PT's on here or any moms that have dealt with this? His OT is out of town right now. Does this sound like a small step or a big step? I'm trying to keep myself grounded but it is really hard!
Thanks for reading!