Thursday, July 06, 2006
Things haven't been going so well for Noah the past couple of weeks. He has not been well with some type of virus and went down to 7lbs 4oz when his fever was the highest. Thankfully he is gaining some back and is now 7lbs 9oz. His pediatrician visit on Tuesday was discouraging though. Seems that Noah's growth is falling even further off the growth charts. He has only grown 1/2 inch in length and head circumference in the past 2 months, not to mention his weight gain has been even slower. His average of 10 grams/day gain that he had been doing since he got over his surgeries has now dropped to about 3 grams/day (normal gain is 20-30 grams/day). The gagging and retching has continued to get worse and Noah moans and complains throughout most of his feeds. So it seems we may be at the limit as to how much more calories we can try to force into him. Our pediatrician is very concerned, but is out of suggestions. We are going to see our feeding specialist tomorrow to see if we have any other options. I guess only time will tell what the future holds for our little guy.
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.