Wednesday, July 11, 2007

One oh-zee

Deb the magician gave us some homework to do with Ali. Deb the magician is Ali's speech therapist. Her mission in life right now is to get Ali off the feeding machine. Our homework is to continue to provide Ali with stimulation to re-train her to eat. This morning, I did the routine that includes dipping a pacifier in formula and giving to Ali, then give her a few swallows of formula from a bottle and chase it down with some pacifier.

Repeat.

Ali and I did this to the tune of one ounce of formula from a bottle. Yeeeee-HAW!

That's great considering a normal feeding from the machine gives Ali about three ounces of formula in an hour. Ali does this all quite naturally.

Good job, Girlie.

7 comments:

Johnnie Ruth Hamill said...

Go Ali Go! (Reminiscent of Go Speedracer Go)...Getting ready to jump to first...

Vicki Small said...

I'm thinkin' that, ten years from now, Ali is not gonna be someone to mess with! She's got what it takes to make great strides, still: a loving Father who heals and has equipped her with the will to overcome, and loving family around her to cheer her on, patiently retrain, and love her little ears off!

Elizabeth said...

awesome! keep up the good work Ali!

Chris Goeppner said...

she is supergirl! im amazed at alis progress. we keep praying. love & prayers.

luv247muzac said...

That's awesome. Girl Power! I'm still praying for you all. Darlene

Sartor Family said...

Praise the Lord, Keep it up all of you specially Ali!!

Sartor Family

michele said...

I've been on vacation for a week with no internet or e-mail. I couldn't wait to check on Ali. She has captivated my heart!! Taking that bottle is like her first step!! I've been praying for that specifically. I'm so excited. Can't wait to see what comes next.