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LittleT's miracle grow

Little T is growing! Little T is growing!  He is now 26.3 lb and 85.5cm.  Okay he's almost 2.5 years old, but he's growing.  At our GI apt on Monday, we decided to start weaning him off the pump.  Cut it 20% to 500 calories.  We can also stick with formula. 

I had to ask about Pediasure.  We got a free sample.  Little T loved it.  I hated the smell, particularly after he spilled it all over himself.  OTOH I used to hate the smell of formula too.

Little T is eating more.  We need to wait a week to see if his eating will make up for the lost 100 calories.We'll measure him on Monday to see if he's still gaining weight.

My theory is he needs real food to grow.  The pump just give him enough to stay alive.  I know lots of heart patient kids grow on pumps.  However Little T's problem is his digestive system was destroyed by drugs.  So as his digestive system heals, he can eat more real food.

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plantgirl
Mar. 11th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
Oh, what wonderful news!
::happy dance::

I'm crossing my fingers that being able to real food will make a positive difference for him.
waterowl
Mar. 13th, 2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
So far so good but we can always use luck since it's just the first week.
goldenlily
Mar. 11th, 2007 01:05 am (UTC)
oooh, happy day!!!!
waterowl
Mar. 13th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah we're really excited. :)
yes_justice
Mar. 11th, 2007 08:07 am (UTC)
Go little T!
waterowl
Mar. 13th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the good vibes!
poets_hand
Mar. 11th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! Is he liking real food more now than he did?
waterowl
Mar. 13th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
He's always liked real food but he's eating more of it and asking for it more often. He really loves cheese. We got a list of high calories foods for toddlers and cheese is at the top of the list. :)
batshua
Mar. 12th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC)
Oh, excellent! I hope that he keeps growing and everything improves! Sending many warm fuzzies your way.
waterowl
Mar. 13th, 2007 09:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Warm fuzzies back to you!
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