A mother’s nightmare; not being able to feed her baby, a child unable to eat anything outside a couple of preferred foods. After a long journey, a determined mother helps her son find success by doing something that comes naturally to most kids…eating. This is Jessica and Santino’s story.
Jessica and her son Santino started at Metro when he was about four years old. Before that it had been a really long journey. Jessica couldn’t feed her baby and “that is one of the worst feelings when your child won’t eat…it’s awful.” Every time they would try something kind of knew he would vomit. Santino had his preferred things that he was okay with but it was just a lot of vomiting.
Desperate, Jessica looked for help. She found what she was looking for in MetroEHS Pediatric Therapy. When they arrived at MetroEHS they had been through quite the adventure with Speech Therapy outside of MetroEHS. Jessica and Santino had done a little bit of Feeding Therapy outside a MetroEHS as well. Important groundwork had been laid but it didn’t really get them close enough to success. When they started at Metro and got involved in the Feeding Therapy Program. Jessica reports that it was a little rough at first. As is normally the case, many new things can be difficult. Jessica thinks it might have been harder for her than it was really for Santino. As they started going through the program, little by little, he started changing.
Santino started eating new things! And now? Jessica is thrilled because now he will ask to eat apples. He will actually eat blueberries, green beans and meat. Jessica says as a result of the Feeding Program at MetroEHS “Santino is eating like a normal kid.” She goes on to say “I’m forever grateful because my son eats! It’s a big deal.” It’s not something many think about because most kids are out there doing it…naturally. Santino didn’t eat naturally but now he does. Jessica happily reports that “now I have this healthy thriving little boy.”
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