Neil passed his swallow test today. This means he gets to eat! Tomorrow morning he will get his first breakfast and we need to be there to learn how to feed him so he doesn't choke. I'm sure this new ability will go very well for Neil. He's been an awfully long time without Chipotle!
The test itself was fun to watch. Neil was given foods of various consistencies mixed with Barium so we could see on the x-ray screen how well he was able to get them down. The only thing he had a little trouble with was water, believe it or not. He could handle it fine by the spoonful, but drinking from a cup was a little too much for him. He'll learn that soon enough, I'm sure.
And this was exciting for us: when we were playing catch with him, Scott would ask him to throw the monkey to Mom or Dad and he got it right nearly every time. That means he recognized who Mom and Dad are. This is our first indication that he might know us!