Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Cookie Monster

Today is a VERY exciting day in our house. Ms. Kennedy ate a cookie for the first time in her LIFE. Not only did she eat "one," she proceeded to then eat two more of these large, molasses, jam-in-the-middle-on-top type of cookies. I am so incredibly proud of how far she's come, I could just cry. It's amazing how a cookie can make someone THIS happy.
First Cookie Kennedy ever ate in her life!
This is her first cookie after school today - it took her almost 55 minutes to chew, swallow and finish the whole thing.



This is her third cookie, tonight after Girl Guides, this one she finished in less than 20 minutes - quite an improvement!

Who knows what will be next on this adventure - peanut butter sandwiches? cream-filled donuts? chocolate cake? The possibilities are endless. This is all so exciting and comes one day after I get the call from the children's hospital that she has an O.R. date of November 19th to have her gastrostomy closed.

These little things are just so amazingly huge. It really is all about perspective.

7 comments:

Eva Nichole said...

I posted on the CHARGE group and I have to say again I am so proud of you Kennedy!!
Hugs,
Crystal and Eva

ellen charge said...

great picsw

MK said...

Way to go Kennedy; you are such an inspiration to all the "little" CHARGEer's out there!! Keep up the great work... ... How excitting!

wRitErsbLock said...

awesome! Go Kennedy!

Lukie said...

Way to go Kennedy (**as a wipe the tears from my eyes**)

Leslie, Arlin & Katie Kauffman said...

Way to go, Kennedy!! And what better things to start eating than peanut butter and cookies! You and I would get along well!! :-)

Congratulations, and keep on eating!

Leslie & Katie

Amélie Mia Chan said...

Brill news Kennedy and improving your speed with each one...your'e so clever little lady...

Cant wait and longing for the day to see Amélie eat, and all because of you I have such patience..lol

keep going with the oral foods your inspirational

love and hugs Les and Amélie xx