My name is Lily
And after seven and a half months of weekly feeding therapy I have mastered the honey bear!
This is kind of a big deal.
And I have all the skills I need for eating, except rotary chewing. But that is a work in progress. I can bite, chew, move food laterally with my tongue, and I know how to handle myself if I get a bite that is too big for me to manage. I can avoid choking.
I can eat.
But only white food.
I like to taste everything. But I will only eat a measurable quantity of white food.
I eat noodles, and apple slices, and bananas, and yogurt. But only if it's vanilla yogurt.
And I drink white milk. In a pinch I will accept chocolate pediasure.
End of edible list.
The inedible list includes strawberries, peaches, watermelon, really all nonwhite fruits, all vegetables, most crackers, and all meat. And oddly enough I won't eat apple sauce.
Speaking of white things, I've really enjoyed watching my Mum's hair turn white as she worries herself in knots trying to feed me.