Thursday, October 25, 2007

Forced Feeding?


Though Matthew has made dramatic improvements in his eating, he still doesn't entirely grasp the concept. This morning he took a few bites of his peanut butter sandwich, then raised his shirt and tried to put the rest into his feeding port. This is a classic example of the challenges "G-tube" babies experience. From a toddler's logical standpoint, it is easier to tube feed than to bite, chew, and swallow. Hopefully his sense of taste will win him over someday.

10 comments:

In_spired said...

Matthew is the most handsome little boy I've ever seen! And since I don't have a boy, I can safely say that! (lol)

Grandma W said...

Matthew is not only the most handsome of children; but also very intelligent. He knows how to hook up his feeding tube and snap it into place. It appears he also knows this has been his vehicle of eating. He is very mechanically inclined and can use either his right hand or his left.

While in Beaver UT this past weekend, he discovered the vacuum cleaner makes a worthwhile toy and challenge. After he unwound the cord, he proceeded to "plug it into" an opening in the arm of the swivel chair. He knew that it needed to be plugged in but has not made the connection it has to be "electricity". Ha Ha. From there he would flip the cord like his mommy.

This child is watching every move we make and has the common sense to apply it to his routine. I was certainly impressed and I'm a tough nut to crack.

Love you mommy's little housekeeper! grandma wright

A Little Revolution said...

I am glad he took a few bites. Before my blogging vacation he wasn't even doing that.

Sarah said...

I cannot imagine the challenge of this whole feeding thing. I'm amazed by it all. Matthew - you are one smart cookie!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

He really only "tasted" the peanut butter on the sandwich.. then he proceeded to try to put in his mic key... funny boy.


Sarah.. I can't imagine having a feeding challenge myself...
I wish I had that problem.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Ahh haaa..
I just saw Matthew try to put a Cheeto in his mic key. The little goof ball.

Ann(ie) said...

He is the cutest little goofball on the planet. Ben has those elmo bibs...I love em!

Kathy said...

He's a GENIUS! Isn't it amazing how much children can understand. When Matthew starts talking...you guys better watch out. And the same for eating...he'll start and eat you out of house and home like most boys do!
He is absolutely adorable...
Kathy

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmm good magoo!!!! peanut butter...one of natures better foods....except i am sure it would gunk up your little feeder....darlin boy, so happy you are making the effort to put things in your mouth!!!
cheetos in the tummy tube sounds so very gross and so very boy!!!

love you magoo, antinesi

Grandma Sue said...

That smile of his just lights up the room. He definitely understands how the feeding port works. When he was here, Auntie Lori and I were getting ready to feed him and he lifted his shirt and helped us put the tube in. Not a problem Grandma, I'll show you how. He is growing so quickly and is learning so much. I, too, think that he will figure out the real way to eat before long.

I love you and miss you so much.

Grandma Sue