Nicholas has figured out how to keep rolling over. He has done so well this week and goes from belly to back to belly to back. I can't wait to see what he is able to do next.
He had the week off for PT and OT because both his therapists were on vacation. He had speech therapy yesterday. She mostly worked on eating. She had us roll up towels to put behind him in his high chair and they really help his position. She wants us to work on feeding him more foods that have texture or are chunky to get him used to it. He gags on chunky foods so this could be interesting. She also recommended a swallow study. He will have to drink and eat food with Barium in it during the study. They take x-rays and can watch where the Barium goes to see if he is aspirating into his lungs or if he has a delayed swallow. I don't think he will enjoy the study and probably won't eat but we will do it.
On Tuesday the home health nurse came to flush his port. She tried 3 needles before she got the right size and she still couldn't get it to flush. So we had to take him to the hospital. The nurse there had no problem flushing it but couldn't get a blood return. She said that if there isn't any blood return next month they will have to put a medication in it. He might have a small clot in the line causing it not to give a blood return.
The March for Babies is two weeks from today. Thank you to everyone that has signed up to walk and those who have donated. We are close to our goal and if you are considering a donation please go to www.marchforbabies.org/teamnicholas.