Wow, Its Been A While!

I have been seriously slacking on this blog! Things have still been pretty busy since the wedding and getting the house. A has been doing great since coming home!!! I am now back into working up on his blended diet and so far he is doing great. We really need to try and get some weight on him as his dietician is a little bit concerned. A year ago A weighed 24.7lbs and right now he is 24lbs right on. For some reason he is just not gaining weight and it is beginning to be noticeable. I have added in some flax oil which is great and sausage for his breakfast which is a nice 130calories for a small piece! I was very excited about a week ago when I found a soy nut butter however his body doesn’t seem to agree with it. His last feed of the day ends at about 7:30pm and at 10pm his belly still had way too much food. I cut out the nut butter two days ago and last night his belly was fine. I may try to add it again later but I will wait a little bit. I was hoping he would be okay with it as it is 140cals per tablespoon!

He has been doing wonderful in his therapy and is really enjoying colouring. He insists that he does it on his own however which usually leaves him covered in markers. My independant little man. Physio, well not so great. The last few times when she comes he is NOT happy. Last week he screamed and cried through the entire session and it was actually kind of heartbreaking. I think he is really starting to associate things together. So he knows when he sees his OT and PT that he has to work. As well, when the nurse has come the last two times he goes from being the happy boy he is to the pouty boy who won’t let mommy leave the room. I think he knows that when the nurse comes it is bedtime and boy, this kid does not always want to go to bed! This does make me happy though knowing that this is all part of his great development and understanding!

On another note we were at Mac last week to see my absolute favorite doctor, Rosenbaum. He is growth and development and this man is amazing. He absolutely adores the kiddos that he sees and takes great interest in their lives along with worrying about the parents.

I finally got up the nerve to ask him about the domperidone issue that A had in the NICU. He told me that he was going to talk to two of his friends who are also docs to see what they thought and to see if they would have any info for me. Well he sure does follow up quickly as two days later I had a response. We may be onto something here!


3 responses

  1. Vickie

    He looks so huge in the crib! Has he tried out the bed yet?

    October 2, 2008 at 2:59 am

  2. Nathali

    Please let me know what you find out about the domperidone, since I was on it for a long time…About the feeding, our ST wanted Michael to start on benecalorie (330 calories you add to the food), but we found out that micro-preemies have a harder time processing such a high boost of calories at once. It’s hard on their kidneys.

    October 3, 2008 at 4:54 pm

  3. Melanie

    Shannon-I read about Ashton needing to gain weight. Have you tried the ScandiShakes? It is a powder that you could easily add to his blenderized diet. It helps with weight gain. I believe when mixed with 2% milk it is 600 calories. We mix it with Daniel’s special formula which is 355 calories per 8 oz. so it just shy of 1000 calories per feeding (plus add a couple tsp. of Duocal and you’re right there!) Just a thought. Don’t know if he is on a special diet or not. We did all this with Daniel and in the first month he gained 4 lbs.

    November 9, 2008 at 11:46 pm

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