Update on Isaac

Isaac visited his gastroenterologist today.  He weighed in at 57 pounds, which is down 3 pounds from 8 months ago.  He really shouldn't be losing weight. 

So the doctor increased his daily formula by 100 mls.  He also approved of our adding carrot juice to Isaac's diet.  We are very happy about that.  We are hoping that we might be able to remove one of his medications (the one that keeps his bowel movements regular) by using the carrot juice instead.  Also, just think of all the vitamins and nutrients we will be adding with that juice. : )

They also measure Isaac's height when we visit.  He was 50.5 inches.  That's 4 feet 2.5 inches.  We tell him all the time, but I think today proved our point:  He is just a long, tall drink of water!

Isaac seemed to be a little "under the weather" today.  He was very pleasant, but would have rather stayed home in bed.  We know that because when the people on the radio started talking in between the songs (how dare they stop the music!!!) he fussed; and when he was fussing today, he kept saying "Home!" and "Room!" pretty plainly.  It was clear to us that he did not feel up to a day out, because he usually enjoys them so much.

I have not been feeling well today, either.  I don't know if it's the letdown
after the adrenalin rush of yesterday or something else.  Ya'll know how I go into "possible hospital trip" overdrive, preparing our overnight bags and getting Isaac's meds ready for the trip, just in case.  I am praying
I will feel better tomorrow.

Thanks again for your concern, and for your faithful prayers.  He did not have fever today as far as we know.  We will check him again before he goes to bed.  Lord willing, it was just a virus and he will be back to his perky self tomorrow. : )

Blessings to you,
Alesha

2 Replies to “Update on Isaac”

  1. Yeah for the carrot juice! I hope that you both will have a much better day tomorrow! I am glad that there was no fever. Still praying!

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  2. I am glad he is feeling better. I know with these little ones the temp can change as quickly as you turn around. Praying the temp has down and that you had a good replacement for your reg dr. in their absences. Praying for you guys at this time!!

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