Monday, April 13, 2015
No Soup for You!
Since Wylla's ability to process food has improved drastically, I decided to try changing the consistency of what she's been eating to something slightly more solid to see if she can handle it just as well. Normally I combine one can of wet chicken paté with a third of a can of water and blend them together using a stick blender until they're smooth. This weekend I tried adding water to the wet food, but not blending it into "soup". Instead, I stirred it and left it somewhat lumpy.
Wylla happily scarfed it down.
I watched her closely, and nothing indicated she struggled one bit to process it, so every meal she had this weekend was "solid" and not "soup". She seems to prefer her food this way, so as long as her body is fine with it, we will continue it!
I know I've been going on and on about how well she's doing, but it just so remarkable to me that after two years of struggling, all of a sudden things are SO much better. It's really like a switch inside of her was suddenly switched.
When we first decided to keep this girl, things were much different for her. We we were feeding her 6 to 8 meals a day, and after each, we would hold her vertically for ten minutes to help her digest. I thought that's what life with her would always be like, and we were fine with that, but it is so nice that she's grown up to be kind of "normal" and her care is so much easier than it once was.
It feels so good to see her feel so good! Hopefully all her days of struggling are far behind us now!
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