For Jordan, a toothpick has seemed to solve my problems of him not wanting to eat. He is so intrigued by the little stick that goes into whatever he is consuming, that he eats it up, realizes it's actually good, and then asks for more.
We discovered the toothpick's splendor during our trips to Costco, where I always just assumed the timing must have perfectly coincided with his hunger. I was wrong. It took me a few trips to isolate the trigger for his good sample eating being none other than ....
It's amazing. He is such a character of his own from his obsession with golf to his eating habits, but whatever he won't try, put it on a toothpick, and into his mouth it goes. He loves holding the toothpick, and will willingly try whatever is on the toothpick and ask you for more. It is an amazing and brilliant thing and I'm glad we found the right tools. Who knows how long it'll last? Doesn't matter, we're capitalizing on it while we can. And by capitalizing I mean, Andy brought home a ton of toothpicks from the hospital cafeteria that we are successfully using to feed Jordan protein.