"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Finally Turning a Corner

Connie had his last bout of diarrhea Sunday night and is just now starting to show flashes of his old self. His appetite went to zilch and he got a bit on the dry side. We were concerned when he had the sunken eyes thing going. He refused all foods but we finally got him to drink the Carnation Instant Breakfast like it was going out of style. Today, we were at our wits end with the mealtime struggles and he ate 75% better when his OT was here. Little Stinker. Looks like we (mainly me) have to change our attitude so he doesn't sense the stress and respond with negative behaviors. He ate his snack of plums just fine three hours later so hopefully we're on the road to getting back on track with eating. The true test will be Friday when the dietician comes and weighs him. Then we follow up with the GI doctor a week from today to see what she says about leaving the tube out longterm.

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