Updates on Victoria Lily Joy van den Broek, born 120705.

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Speech therapy

We had a long visit from the speech therapist this morning. She watched Victoria fiddling about with the haberman feeder (she agrees with me that the end of it is prob. a bit too long for V. causing her to gag on it) then she watched me doing what has sustained V. for the past 6 weeks. She conceded that she was 'happy' for me to continue feeding my daughter in this way (though she is not happy about the method in other people's hands!!). I pointed out that I had been doing for 6 weeks already and that Victoria had never choked on milk going down the wrong way yet!
A report has been duly written for the Cons. this afternoon. I hope that we can get away with being a day-admission for the ng. tube tommorow - it is not as though we live a long way from the hospital and either the community paed. nurse can come out here or else I can take V. back in when anything needs doing with the tube.


  • At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Sue Perks said…

    Dear Tracy,

    It's good to hear that you've found a forum for mums in the same situation as yourself. Although everyone's experience will be different there must be a lot of valuable advice to share. It sounds like there's quite a bit of trial and error in finding the right method for feeding Victoria at any one time. Your tenaciousness in seeking the best for her and not just towing the line with the " professionals" will benefit not just Victoria Lily, but the others you can share your experiences with.

    We will pray that your hospital stay will be very brief and that it will bring blessing rather than frustration.

    This is the verse I find most sustaining when I feel that things are really out of my control!
    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and he shall direct your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

    lots of love from Sue Perks and family

  • At 7:00 PM, Blogger Sarah said…

    Hi Tracy
    We will be praying for a very short stay in hospital and success with the tube. I now have almost 8 of the others asking me for all your feedback every day, we really appreciate this blogg and think it is a great idea. An online group will be great for you, there is a wealth of information out there but how much better to hear it from the people who 'know' what you are going through.
    Lots of love and best wishes to you and everyone there.


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