Friday, January 7, 2011

A Glimmer of Hope

At Speech and Language today, Joshua closed his mouth on the bottle (Haberman) and suckled, just for a second but he did it.  Then after a bit of fussing he did it again!  So clever, so needed.

So we are to strike whilst the iron is hot and try to progress to the bottle permanently.  It is going to be hard but seeing him close his mouth just reinforced that he can do it.

We felt so lifted by this small accomplishment.  We've had very little progress of late so this seems like a huge step forward.

Unfortunately, not getting the breast gave Joshua the right hump.  This meant he was not too pleased to see the physio's.  The Occupational Therapist also arrived today to measure him for a chair.  (I hate that he needs this stuff), so he moaned, screamed and cried during the entire session.

The poor boy also cut his first tooth last night, after weeks of it being just about ready.

So fingers crossed, this bottle malarky works and I can get back on the meds.

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