This is a wonderful thing you are doing. Is there anybody there that can help you?
I would think that first you have to access the situation to determine what she is able to do and not to do. Obviously she probably has trouble with conversation too, but if you are patient and really pay attention, you should be able to tell what she wants and needs. If she can't so things, you may have to help her go to the bathroom, I am not sure. She might have a diaper on or something.
It takes guts to do what you are doing. You should be very proud of yourself.
Make sure that you smash the food up good, or else she could choke. And give her small bites. Maybe she would be able to play some games too. I am sorry that she slobbers. I am glad that you can handle that.
I am thinking that she would mentally be somewhere in between an infant and her age. Though she may not be able to do somethings, she can probably communicate somewhat. You will have to spend some time with her to get an idea of how much she can do.
I wish you the best. This will be a very gratifying experience for you. You are doing a huge thing Jackie. You will be blessed for this.
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