Monday, October 03, 2011

Quick Catchup Update Sort of Post

I don't really know even what my last update involved, so I may be repeating myself.  I have very limited blog time/energy for the next few weeks.  We are in the middle of our Feeding Therapy Day Hospital stuff.

I can't remember if I mentioned anywhere that we did decide to take Ben out of the program last minute.  So it is just me and Anna here everyday.  Ben continues to eat well and we are having moderate success getting him to taste (by taste I mean touch a new food to his tongue..maybe sounds insane to you, but to those mommies with feeding issues understand even that is a leap) a few new foods.

Anna is doing great with the therapy.  She is adjusting well to the new routine and all the new people and situations.  She caught on to how the therapy works very quickly and now accepts all of the food she is given.  She has gained some weight and has had her tube weaned down twice now.  We were giving her ten hours overnight and now she is down to six.  So lots of progress in just two weeks.  I have taken pictures for a planned "Day at Day Hospital" post, but haven't had time to upload the photos or anything yet.

Just a few pics here from the muddiest, messiest apple picking excursion ever and a pic of Ben and Anna with their cousin.

Moe, Larry, and Curly??

And this is Ben with his beloved chocolate "pupcakes".  A friend passed on a real simple recipe for absolutely delicious egg free, dairy free chocolate cupcakes.  It is literally just a box of devil food cake mix (and read the labels...some have milk some don't.   I THINK I got Dunkin Hines.  One box I read said, "May contain milk."  Uhhhh, well when will you know for sure??)  And one can of plain pumpkin.  Just mix it up and bake.  They taste like Hostess cupcakes.


Katherine T. Lauer said...

Yay for touching new foods to the lips! I know how big a deal it is.

That sounds like a cool cupcake recipe.

claire said...

THANK YOU so much for posting that cupcake recipe! Jeffrey and I made it this morning, and it is definitely the best dairy-free/egg-free cake I've tried. Please be sure to post any more successful recipes!