Today was a long day- but Aiden was a trooper! No improvement with swallow study (still aspirating on thin and deep penetration on nectar). Still hoping with practice drinking thin liquids that there will be improvement. After swallow study we met with ENT. He was concerned that Aiden had another recent ear infection and had his hearing checked. He passed hearing test with flying colors. He said that since he looked good today we could wait a bit before putting tubes in ears- but he wants to within the next few months. He also said in the near future he wants to repeat the pH impedance probe to check his reflux. He gave us results from sleep study last week- showed central sleep apnea. He referred us to pulmonologist (we go in a few weeks.) I am about to do another post with apnea questions.
Good news: Aiden took his first few sips from bear straw cup and open cup!