Drake had his esophagus dilation and bronchoscopy today and the results were, overall, really good!
He had really bad tracheal malacia (floppy airway) and his trachea is widening very nicely! The ENT still believes that he will need a cartilidge graft when we are ready for the trach to be removed but there is still time to prove him wrong! It is actually a fairly common procedure but the fewer surgeries the better as far as I'm concerned! We have to get him to swallow before that can happen, anyway..... which brings me to my next area of good news!
His esophagus is widening very well and the surgeon thinks that we can start trying food orally!!!! We have never given him anything orally so I was pretty excited to buy some Cheetos today to start him on! Yes, my son's first oral food is going to be Cheetos! I have to admit it's not what I expected to give my 16 month old but I will take what I can get! Apparently salty snacks are more apealing to kids with oral aversion and we are only going to let him lick the "cheese" off if he's willing. From what I understand, this process can take quite a while so please help me hope for the best!
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