Friday, March 22, 2013

Holy Cow!

Harlie never ceases to amaze me.  She hasn't eaten orally in weeks.  Which is totally typical for when she's sick or has increased secretions.  However, this afternoon, she came up to me and signed "eat."  The dog was nearby so I naturally assumed she meant that she wanted to feed him.  So, I said, "No, it's not time for him to eat."  Then she pointed to herself and signed "eat" again.  I asked her if she wanted to eat and she said, "yes."  WHAT?  We were upstairs at the time and I was gathering the dirty laundry.

So, we came downstairs and I put the clothes in the laundry room and she brought me her bib.  Okay, so she's serious?  Then she signed "peaches."  Wow.  Just wow.

So, I stopped what I was doing, went and got her some pureed peaches from the freezer, heated them up and we sat down for her dinner.  She ate all the peaches (about 3-4 ounces) and drank 4 ounces of her formula.  And she used her talker to tell me, "The milk is good."  ;-)

Isn't she something?  So, she's going to school on Monday.  Clearly, she is feeling better!  Please keep your fingers crossed that she is on the up and up - for good - and that she can get on that bus come Monday!  We have some exciting plans for Spring Break this year (just one more week away) and I want us to be able to do what we have planned.

Christy xo


Susan said...

Yay Harlie! That is so great both that she wanted to eat and communicated it so well! (I think they get a post-illness hunger surge, so hopefully that's a sign of it being over.) I can't wait to hear about how she does when she gets to school. It's exciting!

grandma said...

oh please be so....i need to get down and see my grandkids....hope you get to go so need and deserve it

Amy said...

Yay!!! I know how hard it is to get our special kiddos to eat!!! I am glad she wanted some food and you all are on the mend!! Feel better!!

Betsy said...

That is beyond wonderful!!

PS Toni sent me to your blog and I find you and your family totally inspiring.