3.5 oz of some kind of fruit or veggie with beta carotene in it and 3.5 oz of some kind of green veggie or apples:
1 Tablespoon of canola or veggie oil and 4 Tablespoons of sugar (a couple months ago Timmy's Mommy and Daddy asked the dietitian if we could replace the sugar with another 3.5 oz of veggie and she said that would be ok):
1/2 cup of dry baby cereal and then we shake shake shake it all up and VOILA it's done:
In this pic, you see Timmy being Timmy while his Daddy tries to give him a puree feeding using a longer connection to the G-tube called a Farrell bag. The added length helps Timmy's Daddy feed him even while Timmy crawls around at a 100 miles an hour!
We quickly discovered that eating wasn't fun when Timmy was already tired:
Timmy was the first at Cincinnati to try this pureed by G-tube diet without a Nissen to start out with and it has made such a difference. We are so thankful that his GI specialists were able to come up with a way to reduce vomiting without resorting to, in Timmy's case, an unnecessary surgery. Because of his smaller-than-normal stomach, the Nissen would have made the size of his stomach even smaller which would have made it even harder to keep food down and would have increased the chance that the Nissen would make him retch unceasingly without being able to get relief. Before the pureed diet, Timmy's vomiting was doing more and more damage to his throat surgery site but because of this change in his diet, the vomiting has completely stopped altogether. We fully anticipate seeing improvement in his upcoming July ML&B scope due to this change in diet (ML&B stands for microlaryngoscopy and bronchoscopy which is just a fancy way of saying that the doctors put a very thin camera down Timmy's trach and take pictures of his airway and lungs).