A recipe for the perfect Spinach/potato milkshake:
2 Tbs. Organic Spinach/potato baby food puree
4 oz. Elecare formula (Hypoallergenic, Amino based, elemental goodness)
A plastic bottle
A huge syringe and tubing
Measure 4 oz. formula into the plastic bottle, add 2 Tbs. food puree, secure lid, and shake until blended. Mixture will be a light, delicious green color. Use large plastic syringe to suck up mixture, add tubing, plug into Summer's tummy, and enjoy!
Again, I will say it for you, YUM!
Summer's feeding therapist suggested we try "real" food through her G-tube. She feels that the food will help with Summer's vomiting episodes, and help her digestion and overall well being. We have been giving her one feeding of this delicious concoction every day for the last few weeks and it seems to be doing the trick! Summer hasn't had any major vomiting issues for the last month and a half :) She has also been gaining weight like a champ....1 lb. 11 oz. in the last 20 days! :) :) :) She now weighs in at 23 lbs. 6 oz.! This is great for her, not so great for our backs....groan. Oh well, the price we pay for success :P We'll take it....Summer has struggled with her weight for the last 10 months.... A couple of days ago, I spoon fed her some baby sweet potatoes. In the past, she would gag and throw up if someone else was controlling the spoon, and she wouldn't put it in herself. She only gagged a little bit, then actually swallowed about 2 Tbs. of it! Wow, we were excited! I am hoping this is going to be the continuing trend from now on...
Summer has been making lots of little progressive steps too. She is our little parrot...we have to really watch what we say, haha! Here's some more of what she's been up to...
Morgan loves Summer....she always wants her to cuddle in her bed and read.