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Eating and growing

I finished a couple more chapters of my non-fiction book. I revised an article about breastfeeding which I plan to send to a parenting magazine. I sent GREG off to two more publishers.

I signed up for the Foothill Writer's Conference.

We saw Little T's hemo doctor and she said that immunowise he's okay to do everything, which is great news. His blood counts were normal.

We also saw his GI doctor. He has lost weight down to 10.05kg. Some of that may due to losing the excess water he had from the steroids. He's grown 3cm to 76cm. His doctor says Little T is the size of an 11 month old. We had a long discussion about eating and growing. The upshot of it is it's a long long road and that we're going to gradually increase his dose of Prilosec to see if that stimulates his appetite. So far it seems to be working. He actually ate three bites of cheese for lunch as opposed to no lunch.

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poets_hand
Jun. 14th, 2006 03:05 am (UTC)
It's great that Little T can be around people now! A social life is a nice perk.

Also, great that he is eating. That's a huge step.
waterowl
Jun. 17th, 2006 12:48 am (UTC)
Eating is a huge step. You wouldn't believe all the things that go into eating enough to live. It makes my head hurt sometimes thinking about it.
plantgirl
Jun. 14th, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
Oh, yay for a good blood count and a functioning immune system! Go, Little T!

Congrats, too, on getting more writing done.
:)
waterowl
Jun. 17th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
Thanks! So do drop by and celebrate with us sometime :)
(Anonymous)
Jun. 14th, 2006 12:01 pm (UTC)
Yay for Little T! Hope the good news keeps coming.

Sara '82
waterowl
Jun. 17th, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
Me too! :) Fortunately we seem to be a good roll. :)
(Anonymous)
Jun. 15th, 2006 03:39 pm (UTC)
Little T and writing
How exciting that you're able to participate in all things just as summer starts. And that extra bite of cheese, wow! Just think, he ate 30% more cheese than normal :)

Have you heard of Literary Mama? If not, check out Literarymama.com. I'm guessing it will be a great place for you to think about publishing--they don't pay, but they have a seriously strong profile in the community, they publish only really smart stuff, and several of their writers have published books based on things begun on Literary Mama (check out "Naughty Mommy: How I found my lost libido"). I also find that their editor column gives me strong ideas about how to self-edit.

Just a thought. Your productivity inspires me. I really don't know how you find/make the time. Any tips?

Ilene (Charlotte's Mom @ www.charlottesjourneyhome.com)
waterowl
Jun. 16th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)
Re: Little T and writing
Yes, I've heard of Literary Mama. Glad you find it helpful. :) I'm not sure anything from my book is suitable for Literary Mama. We'll see. If you like Literary Mama, you'd probably like Brain, Child. Have you heard of that magazine?

I had written this thing about having specific goals and writing 500 words a day. But I think the main thing though is to write for yourself or sometimes for your children. Don't write for other people like for Literary Mama or whoever. Write about what you feel passionate about. Then you'll find the time to do it. You obviously find time to blog. That's writing.
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