Thursday, March 3, 2016

Fisher Hates Food March Update!

This month we took Fisher to see a new pediatrician. I really liked the new doctor and I felt like he was really advocating for Fisher. I think this doctor is a good fit for our family. He really wants Fisher to gain 5-8 pounds. We know from experience that getting him to eat is easier said than done. You can read Fisher's eating story here: part 1 and part 2. We are really concentrating on upping his calories as much as possible over the next month. Then we will take him back for a weight check. Obviously he won't gain all the weight in one month but we are looking for small victories! 

In the meantime, we are spending our life savings on PediaSure. Wow. Why is this stuff so expensive?! In true Fisher fashion, he doesn't like the taste. He only likes the vanilla and we are mixing it in with his almond milk. 

He doesn't like to eat but he really likes to climb! I'm gonna pretend like he was climbing up to get his PediaSure. 

He likes breakfast bars so we have been trying a variety. 

And he loves Larabars. They are about as natural as you can get for a snack bar. They are full of good ingredients and have about 220 calories. Win! Win! Win! 

We are praying or some weight gain at his next appointment. We would love it if you would pray for him too!

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I normally don't comment on blogs, but I happened to come across your Instagram feed this morning and then started reading about your little one's struggles with eating. My oldest son, who is now 8, always seemed to dislike food and the transition to solids was a huge struggle. For years we were told he was just a stubborn eater. Around 3 we found out that he had multiple food allergies. He continued to struggle with gaining weight and liking food and we were told time after time that he was just stubborn. Around 5 years old, we started seeing some other symptoms coming to light (presenting as severe acid reflux), and we were referred to the children's hospital in our state. He ended up being diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis, a condition that is often connected to food allergies. You may have already looked into this, but if you haven't, I felt like it might be worth sharing with you. The allergist we worked with at the children's hospital told us that she saw cases like ours often -- children who were labeled as "stubborn eaters" but actually had this condition going on, which makes eating painful and difficult for them. Thinking of you and your son. Eating issues are so tough to deal with. :-(