OT/Speech therapy for hyper gag reflex
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|Mon, 02-11-2008 - 8:58am|
I've been making my way around the ivillage boards trying to find the right fit and I think you guys might be the ones.
My 10.5 mo old son is a preemie. He can't tolerate any lumps or chunks in food. If his cereal is too thick he gags. If he has anything other than a smooth puree (or a well chewed cheerio) he will gag and throw up. Friday we are going to OT/Speech at Children's for an evaluation. They said it would take about 2 hrs, come hungry and with various textures of foods so they can watch him eat. Then we go to radiology. They didn't say what they are doing in radiology but my guess is he will drink barium and do the movie xray thing to see how his swallowing is and where they stuff goes. Not for sure but that's my best guess.
I was just wondering if anyone here has had similar issues and if so what did OT/Speech do to help and what kind of results did you get? I talked to a couple people who either had a baby who was similar or knew someone who did and