I think I have mentioned before that Ella has no interest in eating any form of solid food. She will take a bite or two and then makes a sour face and wants NO MORE!! I admit that I haven't been the most persistent in continuing to try to make her eat but I would occasionally try and still have the same results. I have been pushing for the regional center to provide her with an OT. I need someone to show me techniques for teaching her to eat as I know nothing about it. I finally got approval but getting someone to my house is a whole other ball game. They said we could bring her into the clinic (an hour away) for her initial eval. Next available appointment......Mid-July!!! Hence, I will be looking in to using our personal health insurance to get us started earlier. Thankfully, the OT I spoke to on the phone when making the appointment gave me a few hints for getting her started on being interested in food. She told me to just put some food (anything pureed, or just yogurt) on her tray with no expectations that she will do anything besides make a mess!! For anyone who knows me, this was hard. I really struggled with her getting food all over her seat, her hair etc. But I had to let it go for the greater good!! So these are some pics of our first attempt. She played with it some, even stuck her hand in her mouth once and was shocked by the new taste of her hand. She still made the pucker face. And of course....she HAD to stick her hands in her hair....YUCK!!!!
1 week ago