Well it has been three weeks or so since Makenzie started eating again and
guess what?....... She is still eating! In fact the other day while she was
eating lunch her loose tooth fell out and she ate that too!
I have been trying new things with her and she defiantly likes some things and hates others. One of these days I am going to get a yucky face picture because it is the cutest thing right before she spits the food out. At this point I would say her favorite food so far is a beef enchilada with red sauce or green chili, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, and avocados. She is also quite found of ravioli's, spaghetti, and mashed potatoes mixed with meat, veggies, gravy, butter, and a splash of heavy cream for good measure.
I have found the soft diet preparers best friend at IKEA. This beauty will chop ANYTHING!
The thing I like the most about chopping her food with this as opposed to a blender of some sort is that I do not have to add any extra liquid to get it chopped allowing Makenzie to eat food that does not taste watered down.
I made her spaghetti and broccoli with butter and cheese a few days ago and took some pictures of what that looked like.
Over cooked noodles
Chicken fried in olive oil
Everything chopped up including the broccoli.
Lunch all ready for Makenzie to eat.
She is eating two meals a day consistently and sometimes a snack or two as well. This typically means that she is getting a good 16-24oz by mouth a day.
She was able to eat all of her calories by mouth for two days straight but by the third day she seemed to lose a bit of steam and was much less interested so I backed off a bit to give her time to build more stamina and adjust a bit longer.
I am so very proud of my girl!!!
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