Taz has gained a significant amount of weight, and his breathing is much better than it was. The pulmonologist and nutritionist were practically giddy with his progress in those areas.
Taz's aspiration issues are *worse* not better. The SLP is suggesting that we switch him from nectar to honey thickness for his fluids. He is silently aspirating the unthickened fluids, and he is having "deep penetration" without full aspiration with nectar thick fluids. Before he was OK until he tired, now he is having issues from the start of feedings. We need to thicken his soups etc to pudding like consistency.
Taz has no problems with solid foods whatsoever. The SLP believes this could be an anatomical issue.
If this is an anatomical issue, Taz could require surgery to fix it. The video we took of one of his breathing episodes was very helpful in pointing us in the direction of an anatomical problem
Referral to ENT, likely scope under general anesthesia, then possibly surgery. We will keep up the flovent/albuterol protocol.
Thanks for your prayers.