4th Birthday Photo Session

4th Birthday Photo Session

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Crisis Averted!

The clouds have parted.
The sky is clear.
It's cold as sh*t outside.
But our crisis has been averted.

Andi's weight yesterday:  12 lbs, 7 oz's
Andi's weight today:  13 lbs, 1 oz.

10 oz's gained in one day...all due to dehydration.

Her labs showed a complete reversal -- all to normal levels.
Her Dr. was so pleased, he said it made his day.

He also said, after watching her drink from her nosey cup, that he doesn't care how she gets the calories, but to make sure she gets the calories.  We have a feeding clinic appt. up at the hospital in a couple of weeks.  That's in addition to our favorite OT, whom also helps us with feeding exposure.  Yesterday Andi held, smelled and gummed a carrot, a slice of apple, a baby yum-yum (cracker), and a slice of bell pepper.  She was interested, but without a mouth full of teeth, pretty useless.  However, that was our OT's suggestion.  Let her experience different foods, textures, smells, and let her get sloppy with food - if she wants to.  We haven't gotten that far with it yet, but that's on our agenda.

1 comment:

  1. Yay!!! Go Andi Bean!! Anyway, no teeth don't mean no food... Anabel just got 2 teeth in the last 2 weeks but has been eating sliced pears, cheerios, bananas, and mangos for a couple of months. You'd be amazed how much they can do with just the gummy gums. Give it a try :-)