|Puzzles to distract her as she waited for "breakfast".|
|The prescription (and recipe) for today's formula.|
|She was so pleased to see this puzzle in the play room.|
There is an identical one at Champion Centre.
Unfortunately Asher would have nothing to do with it. On the fist attempt she pulled it out before all the tape could be put on. She is so strong that we had to call an extra nurse in to help hold her down. Even with 3 of us holding her down, it was really hard and even with all the tape on, she pulled the next one out as soon as we let go of her hands (even though we were trying to keep them away from her face) - she was just so quick.
The play area was a great help though and on our last visit we were given this big mat to borrow (as well as the ball). We had already taken our 3 things out the "library" section of toys, but these two were a nice addition (so I was thankful they were not sticky about the "3 items" - probably because there are so few children here today).
The play area also lent us a small DVD player, so Asher is able to watch her own DVDs and we can change them as often as we like. At home I have been making an effort to get Asher to finish a DVD before getting another, but today we just changed as often as she wanted to (so that she was relaxed and fully interested in the DVD so I could sneak the food in).
When we got back she was entertained with some bubbles (volunteers who come to entertain the children in the evening). The nurse was with Asher, so I could get the next meal ready. Our scale should arrive tomorrow, and then I can make them up in our room.
The table tennis balls from home already being well used.
She found a pram in the play room too.
Please especially pray that Asher will tolerate all the formula through the days ahead. The formula is the easiest way to make sure the diet is 100% accurate, and it can easily be adjusted too. Once we find the perfect "prescription" and ratio for her, we will be able to start introducing foods that are prepared with that ratio / prescription in mind. So the formula is not a long term thing, but more a tool for starting and a good backup if a meal is every dropped or something else comes up.