Friday, October 29, 2010

Landon's Swallowing!!

So since the summer Landon has totally regressed eating and isn't taking anything by bottle without gagging and throwing up. We've been concerned because we know he can do it (he did for 3 months), but everything we've tried hasn't worked...switching formula, spreading out his feeds so he'd be hungry, thickening with rice cereal rather than Simply Thick. I tried to feed him a bottle about 2 weeks ago, but he aspirated and that kinda scared me away from feeding him again. We were waiting for a swallow study (done today!) to know what he can handle. Well, results say he has gotten a bit better, but not enough to switch him to regular consistency. But the BEST thing of the whole day...we learned he CAN swallow! To get him to swallow during the test, they squirted milk in his cheek. He did great! They gave us the syringe to take home to feed him and at his 9pm feed he swallowed 40cc (just over an ounce) of milk!!!! Here's a thrilling video of him swallowing! Probably not thrilling to most to watch a baby swallow for 30 seconds, but for this baby - thrilling doesn't even begin to describe how excited we were! Praise GOD for progress!!

video

8 comments:

The Denby's said...

More answered prayers...they will always amaze us!

Mommato2miracles said...

Rejoicing with you for your great news about Landon!!! God answers prayers!!!

jag said...

This precious boy of yours is AMAZING! I love me some Pollak babies!

MomE said...

This video brings a smile to my face!!!!

Angela said...

This is very exciting! Look at all of his hair! Adorable!

Suzy said...

Great news!!!!

Mary said...

YAY Big Boy!!! Way to go!! God is so very very good!!!!

Rebecca said...

that is amazing!