29 September 2008

Go Nasal

"Get her onto a nasal feeding tube," was the first thing Vera's Speech Therapist said to us.

Suddenly, it dawned on us. We'd become so used to the oral tube after months that we'd forgotten why it was there in the first place: only because her nostrils were too small at birth. Certainly they must be big enough by now for the feeding tube.

Imagine what that would mean: No more Vera gagging on the tube, no more vomiting, no more cleaning, washing clothes and sheets every day. Just Vera sucking away at her hands with relish.

Can't wait to get her 'nose job' done.