Waverly did a wonderful job at her swallow study this morning. She never refuses food...even when it is laced with barium. The results were as expected. Her swallow has moved farther back into her throat, causing the gagging and choking. She is having the most difficulty with thin liquids. Trace amounts are entering her trachea, which is not good. We will have to begin using *Simply Thick*, so we can make her drinks more like a nectar consistency. I have already emailed our doctors for the prescription, so hopefully we will make this change soon.
I cannot believe she can no longer safely drink milk, water or juice without having to add a thickener. Sad.