Thursday, July 2, 2009

Exciting News!

Well...we have some exciting news!!! Mya is drinking out of her straw cup!! Not a ton....but she is drinking!!!! It has been months and months since she actually sucked on something other than her pacifier!! This has just been a few development within the last 5 days!

I was afraid to blog about it honestly...I didn't want to jinx it! She is not consistently drinking, but the simple fact that she is sucking milk up a straw and into her mouth is HUGE for her!!!

I couldn't be more proud of her!!! We are trying all sorts of different soft table foods and she is doing pretty well considering! Bananas, sweet potatoes, pancakes, peaches, pears, and peas are a few new things we have tried recently.

The milk that we actually got her to drink was Vitamin D milk...not the nasty formula she takes through her feeding tube. She actually developed a rash on her chin and arm so the doctor is considering doing allergy testing when we go on July 15th to Cincinnati.

For now we are using Rice Milk for her to drink orally just in case she does have an allergy or sensitivity to milk. (The formula she takes is not milk based by the way).

I am actually leaving next Wednesday to go to one of my college roommates weddings in Colorado for a few this will be the first time I will be away from her and Matt for an extended period of time! I am really excited for a little relaxation and time with the old gag from Ball State! I'm sure Mya will enjoy a few days of bonding with her Daddy and Grandparents!

Thanks again for all those who pray for our little girl! There were times when I wondered if she would ever eat or drink! But everyday I get a renewing feeling that someday she will eat like a normal child her age! Whether that be 6 months or 3 years from now, we are not giving up! She is a little fighter and so are her parents!!!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

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