Friday, August 26, 2011

This is a huge accomplishment!

Our sweet Gabriel was diagnosed with having "textural and sensory" issues with his hands and mouth back in March. Hence the reason he wouldn't walk on grass, touch anything wet or mushy, and why we have so much trouble with him eating fruit, vegetables and anything with much texture at all.

We have been working super hard for the past 6 months on textures. Unfortunately we will be moving to a new therapy for eating because we have not made much progress there, BUT we have totally cured Gabriel of his texture issues with his hands. We work each day on finger painting, playing with shaving cream, running our hands through beans (to find the M&M's), and playing in a sandbox. His fear of these textures is gone! Today I had the winning moment experience of this accomplishment as we played outside and finger painted. He went for about ten minutes without a thought of wiping his hands clean and he actually seemed to have a really good time. Above are the pictures to prove it. I am so proud of him for his hard work, even though he did not want to work time and time again on letting us douse him in paint and shaving cream.

Congratulations to my little man... now, for the eating part. Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

(side note: don't let the band aids fool you... he is not hurt... just obsessed with putting band aids all over his body)

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