Picky Eatin' at its WORST!
My son is going on 7.. I want to say THANK YOU. We have had issues with him since he was crawling, and no idea, no answers.. THIS site, is what I took to the doctor, and FINALLY got the answers I needed. He has strong sensory issues, and melt downs once, to three times a day. =( Eating, though, is his worst. He eats only bread textures. Plain waffles, pancake, toast.. and Roman noodle soup. (?) I have rewarded him for trying other things, which takes hours of fighting, and bribing. Every time he gags and spits it out. Now, if the food doesn't look right, no way. He cuts off dark spots on pancakes, and refuses to eat if its just off a hair.
Our school is wonderful, taking him to OT/PT Therapy every week, and speech and anger management twice a week (He broke the principal's ankle this fall) His IQ Is perfect and his grades are amazing, but his temper and meltdowns cause him to get behind. We have had him prayed over, and the school problems have almost ceased.!! I still deal every day with his eating, I feel HORRIBLE that he eats dry cereal as a dinner meal, but what else can I do?? He gets vitamins, and ensure.. Doc says he is getting what he needs.. I just want to say, it is very difficult, but to those in my shoes, hang in there!! I am going to use these tips to see if I can sneak him some similar foods.. maybe.. He notices EVERYTHING!