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Food + Water

Bob has a condition called Mega Esophagus, because of this, he needs to be upright when he eats and for 30 min afterwards. He cannot consume regular water, instead he drinks a thickened version called "Thick-it" and needs to be upright for 10 minutes after consuming.

30 minutes

Bob eats 1/3 can of Beneful (chicken only varieties, as he's allergic to beef). I slice it up into cubes and put some (like ten cubes) on his highchair tray for him to gobble up.

 

Bob needs to be upright for 30 minutes after meals.

10 minutes

Instead of water, Bob drinks Thick-it He needs to be upright for 10 minutes after consuming Thick-it.

1 hour

If he consumes water, try to give a meal to absorb and a prolonged upright time (like an hour).

NO Beef

He is allergic to beef. If consumed, the results will be like the move The Exorcist.

Medication

He takes omeprazole daily. It's divided into shot glasses for you, just sprinkle onto his dinner.

Regurgitation

Despite our best efforts regurgitation still happens. Paper towels are in cabinet above his highchair.

Rules

no collars

Because of MegaEsophagus, Bob can only wear a harness. He has two: the teal one is smaller and the dark blue is a little larger for days he gets subcutaneous fluids.

no water

Water cannot be left out unless Bob is on a walk or during his upright time. 

Offer water to Cosy & Oscar throughout the day, especially after exercise.

woof!

Try to limit barking as it can lead to regurgitation. If he is having difficulties: snorting/coughing sound, stroke his throat in a downward motion and/or push his nose down and back (like making a double chin). 

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