July 22, 2010

More Formula...

So, remember in the last post, I had tried to increase Azer's enzymes, and it caused him to be "vomiting" over the toilet for like 30 minutes? Well, everytime I try to increase his enzymes, the same thing happens. So, the doctor said that perhaps his weight needs to be higher in order for his body to handle the higher dosage of enzymes, so, they want me to give him 4 cans of formula instead of 3.

It's going ok so far. Sometimes, when we wake up in the morning at the end of the feed, he will feel nauseous, but nothing comes up. He seems to be absorbing the 4 cans better than he did with the 3 cans (odd?).

His appetite ... if that's what you want to call it, has gone into hiding. Well, I suppose I shouldn't expect too much when he's getting almost a liter of formula all night. I haven't been forcing him to eat at all. He'll eat a small amount around dinner time, but that is it. So, we're talking like one slice of pizza, one dollar menu size burger, that amount of food. Not great, but not terrible I guess. He's happy, and has lots of energy, and it looks like he's gaining weight. He's definitely getting taller!

The kids have been swimming almost every day at water parks and swimming pools. Their swimming has improved quite a bit. This year, they can jump of the diving board, and they can do somersaults in the water. They are getting much better at swimming along the bottom of the pool too. I'm proud of both of them.

It's been a great summer so far!

1 comment:

Hunter's Mom said...

How many calories do you think Azer gets in 24hrs? I've been pushing scandishakes at Hunter (he doesn't like them, so it's a bit stressful each time, but they do have 570cals when mixed in 8oz of rice milk. We aim for 2 a day. We've only been doing it for a couple weeks but he has gained almost a pound. lol Not much, i know, but it's a start right.