While Liam showed some improvement on his swallow study done this past Wednesday, he is still aspirating about 12% of his feeds. They called in an ear, nose, and throat specialist to veiw the tapes of the study and he concurred with a recommendation to place a G-tube directly into Liam's stomach for feeding. They will repeat the swallow study in 2 months.
Needless to say, this is upsetting news. We were quite hopeful after leaving the study on Wednesday that we would be moving toward less dependence on tube feeding. Seems that's not the case for now.
Bill and Lisa