Re: 10 year old child with dysphagia
Hello, I went over to see my granddaughter last evening and bring some foods that I thought she might be tempted to eat. She loves those mini chocolate covered donuts so I bought a bag of those, also high fat ice cream. some instant meal replacement beverage and soup and popsicles, also yogurt. I was quite dismayed to see she had been served a plate of chicken and rice and biscuits. It was a rather large plate full of food and if she is having food aversion problems I would think it would put her off even trying. I love my daughter but sometimes I wonder just where her head is. I think she is trying to make the situation as normal and matter of fact as possible in the hopes the child might eat without thinking about it. If only it could be that simple. The child has always been a fussy eater anyway. I am glad she is seeing the doctor again today. Anyway, while I was sitting with my granddaughter, she put about 4 or 5 bites of food in her mouth, continued chewing and moving the food from one side of her mouth to the other, taking sips of apple juice in between bites, and then after about 15 minutes, went to the trash and spit it out. I am thinking more than ever that it is a fear problem going back to the apple incident. I suggested that she instead should try little baby bites, 1 at a time and chew about 40 times, then try to swallow. She gave me a little smile and did not respond. Then mom said maybe she would make her a shake with the instant meal replacment with ice cream whipped into it and she broke into big smiles and said oh please yes mom. So I just don't know what is going on. I will just have to exercise patience and wait to see what the pediatrician finds. Wishing everyone a good day. Thanks.