Ally turned one year old right after her hospital stay. We had a huge party with family and friends. Her first birthday cake was shaped like#1 and was soaked in pudding and decorated with thickened banana pudding icing. She still didn’t feel great, but was happy.
I was relieved in a sad/happy way that her first year was behind us. But what would the future bring? I knew more VSS were scheduled. Were they going to insist on a feeding tube? Or were we successful at preventing further aspiration? Only time would tell. And as Ally and I entered into the holiday season, the most joyous time of the year, I would continue to be sad and happy.