Thursday, March 18, 2010
A weight issue (or lack of)
As you may know from my previous blogs Ellie has decreased her milk intake and not really increased her food intake. Not a massive isse, but we were monitoring her weight over the last 4 weeks to make sure she isnt loosing weight....
Yesterday we had another weigh in... verdict... weight loss again. Not heaps, only 80grams, but when she has lost weight every week, 4 weeks in a row then it becomes a problem.
We always knew Ellie would be little. I specifically remember when we received Ellies genetic testing results, the geneticist said that Ellie could eat PURE mars bar and never be overweight.
Im ok with that... I just dont like it when she looses weight, as she doesnt have much to loose.
I have had a method over the last few weeks to help her gain weight. This was to add full fat double cream to everything she ate... this obviously didnt help
I know have a appointment with her peadiatrician next week Wednesday to discuss her weight loss. What this entails, I do not know... I hope he has some options, to help with weight gain. And I hope they are options that do not involve NG tube or a PEG. I am hoping we have other options.
In the mean time, I will keep pouring calorie packed cream over all her food.
Many people would love to be able to eat what they want and not have to worry about putting on weight... Oh how they would be envious of Ellie
Posted by Melissa Young at 3:27 PM