Well it has been a couple of weeks and while he doesn't chew chunky food, he is trying new foods. He has eaten mashed potatoes from KFC with only a little gravy (used to be more gravy than potato), Jello through a net, pudding with graham cracker dust, mashed (not pureed) avocado, and eating his foods without me adding cream to make them soupy. This may not seem like much to most, but really it is HUGE!!! He doesn't even put up a fight and there is hardly any panic or gagging. I think the GI doc is onto something.
You would think with all this big boy stuff going on that he would be getting ready for school, right? No such luck! We were getting ready to sign up with Calvert and all of a sudden our county isn't participating anymore. We were told we could still enroll--at the cost of 1500 for the year. UGH! So we called the county and set up a meeting Cyler's zoned school. We went. We saw. We LEFT! We were actually considering enrolling him but were discouraged by the guidance counselor. She felt they wouldn't be able to meet his needs.
So.....we were back to square one. We ended up enrolling him in connections academy. It is free and he can do it at home. It is in line with the public school curriculum and considered "public school at home". The good thing is that he can participate in the extra curricular activities so that he is "socialized". I hate that phrase but I do understand the importance of being around other children. Soccer, here we come! (and of course dance class)