Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Day 5

Well, the food refusal behaviors have begun. Her therapists are excited, oddly enough, because now they know what to look for.

Breakfast was pureed fruit cocktail, pureed pancakes, yogurt, and pureed carrots maybe? I forget. Anyway, Sarah was NOT impressed with the pureed fruit cocktail (surprisingly) or the pureed pancakes (they looked nasty, and I couldn't honestly blame her). So, after a bit, she started to throw the spoons across the room. Eventually, her therapist got good at catching the spoon before it went flying. Surprisingly, Sarah was the only one wearing the food by the end of the meal.

Lunch was better. She had pureed peaches, vanilla pudding, pureed broccoli and cheese, and pureed spaghetti and meatballs. She threw the very last bite of the broccoli and cheese and the very last bite of spaghetti and meatballs. Everything else went just fine, and we were surprised she threw her food, honestly.

Dinner was very good for her. She had pureed beef stew, yogurt, applesauce, and carrots. She was fed by the backup therapist this time. Nothing got thrown at all, and she never even needed any extra help taking any bites. She looked like she was thinking about throwing the spoon a few times, but it didn't happen. Good for her!

In other news, the playroom staff is working to help us with behavior issues. Sarah is a pretty compliant kid, but the behavior lessons they are teaching may help me with Sean as well. One thing they do want to try and break her from doing is her insistence on using her potty ring every time she uses the bathroom. She's plenty big enough to go without it, and it's a pain to lug that stupid thing everywhere. They are going to work on a plan to stop this behavior, and hopefully once her stay at the clinic is over, she won't need it anymore.

More recent pics from the clinic (faces of other kids are blocked to protect privacy):

The kids on "the buggy" they use to transport the kids between the different playrooms

Sarah as a mail carrier/police officer

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"Doctor Sarah" giving one of the playroom staff an exam

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"Doctor Sarah" examining a baby doll

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