Jacob is doing better at biting and chewing. We’re continuing to do jaw work and ARK Grabber before meals which is helping his chewing.
Myrna introduced us to a new technique today. She showed me how to do cheek stretches on Jacob! She worked bilaterally and did slight contraction on his lips. He would be rewarded with a couple bites of a mixed texture snack (mandarin oranges and jello). There was no spillage or drooling!
I talked to Myrna a bit more about my concern that he’s not eating a variety of meats. He’ll do processed meats but no other, or very little. I have requested a nutrition consult that will happen the first week in November.
For our next visit with Myrna I’ll need to have a variety of meats (chicken, sausage, etc.) prepared as well as pizza to observe his chewing.