Thursday, July 29, 2010

GI Specialist Visit

After our appointment with the ENT today, we visited with the GI Specialist's Nurse Practitioner and Dietitian. They were thrilled with Ryan's growth. HE'S ON THE CHARTS!

He now weighs 24 pounds and 1 ounce, and he is 32 1/4 inches tall. (Here's a crazy thought: He's more than half my height at 2, and they've been so worried about his growth.)

We will continue giving Ryan Neocate One Plus via his G-tube. We are currently doing 35 mls per hour. We were supposed to be working up to 40, but I just couldn't get him over 36 for more than 2 hours at a time. They said since he is "obviously" doing well, there's no need to stress over it. Just try again in a couple of months to increase it up to 40.

The best part of the appointment is that they have now given us the green light to introduce vegetables and grains into his diet. They recommended avoiding bananas and rice due to the on-going constipation, but said we could do oatmeal and veggies. I'm very excited about that. It'll be fun to let him taste so many new things.

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