Monday, August 05, 2013

DIY Thickener

Christine is on thickened liquids because she has a weak airway and micro-aspirates when she has regular fluids.  The prescription thickener (we were using Simply Thick) was running us $86 every month.  We were starting to feel the strain so Isaac researched DIY alternatives.  He found this video on YouTube.

We've been using this method for the past couple of months and it has saved us a couple hundred dollars already.  I don't have a magic bullet or whatever blender that they use in the video so I use a Mason jar and attach my blender blade to it.  That amount of thickener lasts us a couple of days. 

We have been very happy with the results.  As far as we can tell there is hardly any difference between the Simply Thick and the thickener that we make on our own now.  They both have been equally effective for us.  Hopefully this will help other families who are using thickeners. 

Do you have any DIY tricks or tips to pass my way?  ;-)

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