Today Connie had his last ever appointment with the pediatric gastroenterologist, Dr. Brady. His weight was up from last Friday almost a pound (yikes!) and he's now back near 24 at 23 lbs. 11 oz. She asked what he was eating and drinking and said we can try stopping the prevacid. She said to give him one dose a day for about a week and then stop altogether! Wowzers! Now he'll only be on two heart meds and a multivitamin! I've already called Apria and they're coming tomorrow to pick up their stinkin' feeding pump and IV pole. Good riddance.
In eating news, Connie has been doing great with textures. He ate 3/4 of a sprinkle doughnut on Sunday and yesterday had 3/4 of a hard boiled egg and fork mashed carrots. Today for the OT, he had whole slices of cooked carrots, meat sticks, whole peas (even two at a time) peach chunks and an assortment of other non-blended foods. He's really coming along. She says the blended stuff/babyfood consistency is way too easy for him now and suggested we start trying things like pancakes, soggy Kix cereal, spaghettios, etc. He's not doing a ton of chewing yet, but that will come with more practice.
Thanks for looking in. Please say a prayer of thanksgiving that things are going so smoothly and that he's making such speedy gains in therapy.