Friday, March 13, 2009

"failure to thrive"

"failure to thrive" - that is what orion's pediatrician noted when she did his 2-year wellness exam. he has pretty much been the same weight since last fall, only because he spent a lot of the winter sick. even though he gained one full pound in the last three weeks, he is way off his own weight curve now, something he has been steadily following since he was born. he is already in the negative percentile on the weight chart, and now it's even harder that he's not even following his own curve anymore. he weighed in at 20 lbs 5 oz yesterday.

our last visit to the pediatrician, she recommended giving him a little "splash" of half and half in his cup of milk everyday. well, now that "splash" has turned into 1/4 of his cup, but i just pour in about half anyway. i need him to bulk up!!! i still put butter and oil all over his foods. he doesn't have trouble eating, just trouble retaining the weight. he's been eating great these last few weeks, hence gaining the pound, so hopefully he can continue this route so he can chunk up.

for now we continue his usual butter and oil and half and half routine.


Rodger Bailey said...
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Rodger Bailey said...


You are welcome to come visit our Failure To Thrive community and get a new perspective on what might be happening with your guy.

Rodger Bailey, MS
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