It has been 8 days since Delaney's feeding tube was removed. Mommy and Daddy are thrilled to say the feeding tube remains out. However, it goes without saying that each day is a challenge, and a lot of hard work is put into each meal and snack. If you were to name a food or drink we can almost guarantee we have tried more than once and in 3 different ways. We have established a few "go to" foods and those include Danimals, yogurt, chocolate milk, juice boxes, grapes, Cheerios, and BBQ chips and all other food is hit or miss through out the day. There is a constant balance between re-affirming the consequences of not eating and encouraging and supporting each and every bite. Mommy and Daddy trying to make more time for Delaney to venture out but the fear of serious infection has been so deeply ingrained in us, it is a way of life that is not easily changed. For example when Mommy and Daddy took Delaney to park, Mommy essentially disinfected the entire play structure where Delaney was playing and where her hands would touch. It sounds unreal but we have had to live that way, even under our own roof for the past 11 months. As with everything that we do for Delaney it is a means to and end, a healthy happy child. Delaney remains happy, active and full of love. Thank you for all the prayers, love, support. As always...... GO TEAM DELANEY!!!
"And though she be but LITTLE, she is FIERCE!"