Thursday, February 24, 2011

Weighing In

For the last six months Sam has put on very little weight.  It seems to be increasingly difficult to get him to eat.  He is just not interested in food, or he will put a small piece of food in his mouth, chew it up and then spit it out.  We offer him milk only after he is offered food and he drinks all of his milk.  We have tried every approach to get him to eat; rewards, distraction, being stern, copying, but he still isn't interested.  He just says "no thanks" and will either just sit there or walk away.  Now, I remember going through a period of time like this for Jack when he was about 2.5, but it didn't go on this long.  I don't give Sam Up'n'Go any longer as he was losing weight drinking them.  Instead I fortify his full cream milk with powdered milk and then add Sustagen, it has more calories.  Now he seems to be at least holding his weight.  He is also a very active little boy and very independent.
I have spoken to a dietician who wants me to weigh Sam over the next two months and if there is no change they will want to try something else.  I know all of the information about making each mouthful count and adding calories via cheese, butter and cream but I can only do this if he will eat.  He is not even eating ice-cream, chocolate or yoghurt!  Is he for real?
God has given me a mother's heart, I am worried.  I am worried because it is not normal for your child to not want to eat and he was eating at least a little before he has this last bout of Tonsillitis.  If you have any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

Please pray.  I know God can change this situation around with just a word.  I've seen him do it.  If feel very alone at the moment.  I need some encouragement from the Lord and some of his help.  Only he can provide the help both Sam and I need.
PS.  It has been almost two weeks since Sam has eaten a good amount of food.


Be A Fun Mum said...

Little Sam. Praying for you right now...

Nicole Watson said...

Thank you Kell. Blessings to your beautiful family too.

muznbec said...

"May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
We will shout for joy when you are victorious and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
Now I know that the Lord saves his annointed, he answers him from his holy heaven with the saving power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses but we trust in the name of the Lord our God."
Psalms 20: 4 - 7

Nicole said...

Yes Muznbec! HALLELUJAH! We trust in the name of the Lord. We will will shout for joy and praise him while we wait.

Thank you so much for these words from God. Bless you.

Love Nicole :)

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