Q: I am looking for suggestions for our 2-year-old son with epilepsy. He currently functions at a 6 month level. He can eat by mouth (only stage 2 or 3 baby foods), but lacks a suck. He can swallow well, but we have to use a syringe to get liquid into his mouth first. I do have the Z-Vibe with the Cat and Mouse Tips, but since his mouth is so tiny, they haven’t really helped. Can you suggest any others?
I’ve also tried a ton of cups and nothing has helped. If we don’t see improvements soon, we will probably get the g-tube just for liquids. He has had one before, but we would prefer to get him to take everything by mouth. I have seen him suck on his finger and make a sound – so he is doing it at times. He will be getting Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in three weeks along with intensive speech therapy, and I want to make sure I have all the products that he may need. Any thoughts?