Sunday, April 11, 2010


Garrett has been eating applesauce since Tuesday. I tried to feed it to him with a spoon and he wouldn't go for it. I was ready to give up, but decided to put some applesauce right on his tray. He tried to move it and didn't like that it stuck to his hand so he wiped it on the edge of the tray. When it still didn't come off, he licked his fingers. His face lit up, so I knew that he liked it. I set the whole bowl of applesauce in front of him and let him go at it. He shoveled into his mouth with his hand.

He's had it four times since then and he really likes it.

Another big step for Garrett.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Occupational Therapy - Session 2 with Michelle

Michelle gave us a new sensory brush and taught me to combine the brushing protocol with joint compression. We did 10 reps at the beginning of the session and Garrett calmed down almost immediately. He sat down and played with us for about 40 minutes. I'm supposed to do it every two hours, but Michelle said that we can just try to do it 2 to 4 times a day and work it into our routine.

Michelle is really trying to work with me on Garrett's feeding issues, since most of his problems are sensory related. We made a list of foods that he will always eat, foods that he eats in cycles, and foods that he always refuses. She also made note of his new preference for straight-from-the-freezer frozen waffles and the fact that he takes bites of bagels, spits them out and then goes back to them to eat.

We are going to combine textures to see what he does. It's going to be a lot of trial and error.