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Thursday, June 21, 2007

The best blender in the world

I have wanted a Vitamix blender ever since Katy turned 2 and I decided to feed her real food through her tube. I have been using babyfood because our blender just couldn't get the food smooth enough to prevent clogging. That got really expensive, but the blender that would do what I needed it to do was the vitamix and it was too expensive too. They cost like $480. With a doctors note stating that the child needs it for tube feeding you can get it for $280. That is still too much for us to pay at one time. I started asking my friends how they got their blenders for their kids. Most of them either saved up the money over a long period of time or they got help from their church. I didn't want to ask such a large amount from our church and saving wasn't realistic with spending so much on baby food each week. I contacted the president of vitamix and explained our situation and sent him a note from Katy's doctor and he DONATED a blender to us. We got the blender on Monday and let me tell you it is worth that $480. The first night Katy had spaghetti and meat sauce with a fresh herb salad through her tube. It is so much easier to meet her nutritional needs with real food. Baby food is expensive and rather void of nutritional content especially calories, fat and protein as well as some vitamins and minerals. She is holding her food down well and her energy levels are up and her color looks better than it ever has. I contacted Katy's dietician and she is excited to help me figure out what Katy's needs are so I can give her lovingly prepared meals even if she has trouble with oral eating. It makes me feel so good to cook for Katy too.

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