Kaitlyn has had a cold now for a week. Luckily, it never progressed into her lungs this time around. BUT it made her have a very runny nose and she REFUSED to eat!
She's been on an inhaled steroid now for about 2 months, and I'm hoping that this really helped keep the mucous out of her lungs. Yeah.
It was like before, all her behaviour came back, where she hadn't refused to eat even one time since feeding therapy began.
We stopped all oral feedings, as we couldn't allow her to "learn" that it was ok to refuse the food. It's likely that she had a sore throat from all the runny snot.
Whenever she's gotten sick in the past, her vomiting increased. This time a funny thing happened, when we switched back over to her Blended Diet (BD) her vomiting stopped. And (if you read the last posts) she's been vomiting a WHOLE lot lately. Of 4 days with solely BD, she vomited 2 times. That's really quite good. I haven't had a slow down in vomit for months now.
My fear was when we started to try to feed her orally again, which we tried today, it went actually quite well, but we were only on a small amount of oral food. Tomorrow we will up it to 1/2 and 1/2 BD to see how she does.
The picture above is a really nice vomit that surprised me after giving Kaitlyn a bath one night. It was so huge, and the spray pattern so big it caused a bit of a mess. I was holding naked K and she vomited right at the entry to her room, so needless to say, clean up was a bit nasty. When I called Brian later that night (he was at work), I told him that I was cleaning vomit out of the fan (yes you can see the fan in the picture). thank goodness the fan wasn't on, he was chuckling when I first told him I was cleaning vomit out of the fan, as he pictured K vomiting with the fan on and vomit going everywhere.
Do you feel sorry for me yet? :)
I watched some tv program (Dirty Jobs) the other day and the episode was called "Vomit Island" I just had to watch it!