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i need help getting my grandson with downs to eat and drink so we can get him off a g-tube he turned 1 in december

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asked Jan 8, 2018 by paula lavalouis  
we have tried so many things to get him to drink he wont drink from a bottle he gave up his pasifer before he has heart surgery at 5 months. we just need some suggestions on how we can help him get off the g-tube and drink from a cup more , he will eat but by being on the g-tube he eats to often to be hungry.
thank you for any help you can help us with.
paula lavalouis

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Profile Photo answered Jan 11, 2018 by B. ANGEL7000+ (7,240 points)   5 16
edited Jan 11, 2018 by B.
Hi Paula, sorry it took so long for someone to answer your call for help.  You see people on here reading comments seem only to answer the questions they feel comfortable answering.  When they feel there is a qwick fix to what is being ask they answer to the best of their ability.  Sometimes when questions such as yours come up, people move on without thinking about what can be done to help.  I too was one that passed over your question and for that I apologize.  I did that because I did not know what to say to help.  Then the Holy Spirit enlightened me and spoke directly to my heart and soul.  He reminded me that no man can have all the answers. God however does have the answer and it is well within his power to help.  He was there for his heart surgery and he is there for you now.  You need to talk to God directly and ask him in his son Jesus name for help. The bible teaches us that anything that is asked for in Jesus name shall be given. Take God up on that offer. Begin your request  by saying the following words, In the name of The Father and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit,  say Lord Jesus we could really use your help here and we ask in your name for help.   God loves mankind and made man in his own image. He gave man life with his own breath.  He love mankind so much that he sent his only son to die for us so we could be saved.  Jesus healed the sick and raised the dead all of the teaching he did while on earth was about love.   Ask him and then trust that he will grant your request for help.  God bless you and your family and know that you are in my prayers. Papasmurf, A.K.A. Rick B.
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answered Jan 12, 2018 by Susie  
create an environment at mealtime that is fun and relaxing.....try putting a few foods that are easy for him to eat and place his sippy cup on his eat your meal and chat with him through the meal. I would not encourage him, just let him explore and try on his own. It may take awhile but he will learn that it is mealtime and you are eating and he will adapt to what you are doing. Same thing for eat yours and have his on a plate. It may take some time and its not easy but again the old saying "leading by example" may work. I hope this works. I have an 11 year old grandson that will only eat french fries, chips, peanut butter sandwiches and pasta. He is overweight and has had several breaks of bones. Start your little fellow off right. I know you can do it. Getting rid of that g-tube would be wonderful. Take care.
Profile Photo commented Jan 16, 2018 by B. ANGEL7000+ (7,240 points)   5 16
Very good advice, thank you for taking the time and effort you have put into your suggestions. You are truely an angel.  Papasmurf, A.K.A. Rick B.

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