Thursday, November 8, 2007

Swallow Study




Makenzie has been eating food from a spoon for a few months now. She has done better at times than othesr but overall she can move her food from the front of her mouth to the back and swallow it. The big question is whether or not she is silently choking on this food. The big answer of the day is NO!!! We took her to Children's Hospital today for a swallow study. This is done in the radiology department. Makenzie sat in a chair while a x-ray machine took real time pictures of what was going on in her throat as I fed her different kinds of foods. She would only take a few bites but none of it went down the wrong tube. God is so good!!! Now with this report all of her therapists can help her learn how to eat and drink better and feel assured that is is safe for Makenzie. This is a huge deal because now we can push harder down the path to getting the g-tube removed someday!!! Oh and side note to all of that ..... she gained 2lbs!!!! Thank You all for your prayers and please keep praying for Makenzie. Please pray that she continues to gain weight and is more accepting of food in her mouth. She is doing so well keep praying!!!

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