Wednesday, January 2, 2008
So, we took Matty to CHOP today for his follow up NUtritionist appointment. The GI doc thought he might be "malabsorbing" and that is causing him not to gain a ton of weight. Well, the blood and stool tests came back and everything was virtually normal. Some things were a little off, but nothing that would indicate malabsorption. So, we are back to the drawing board. The Nutritionist said that for Matty to begin to catch up, he needs 1100 calories/day. Now with his Pediasure ALONE, he is taking in at least 1400 calories/day! And this is not including all the table foods he eats. So, it seems like something is not right somewhere. But, the good news is he is continuing to grow on his own curve. He finally made the growth chart for his adjusted age of 12 months. He is in the 5th% for his HEIGHT. But as for his WEIGHT, still below the charts, but following his own curve. If he continues on this growth curve, he will hit the curve around 2yrs old. Not too shabby for being 2 months premature....................and holding up all the babies while inside of me! :) He looks just fine to me!