Friday, August 19, 2011

Today's GI Appointment

Daylon had his follow-up appointment with the GI today. His fecal fat study came back normal, so he does not have any malabsorption issues.
For the most part, it was a very good appointment. Daylon has not been eating well at all lately and has been refusing his Boost, but somehow still gained about a half a pound. She gave me some ideas for getting him to drink the Boost and gave me a prescription for Periactin for him. Periactin is an antihistamine that is also used to stimulate appetite. I normally would not worry too much about his appetite, but the last two days he has eaten hardly anything at all. Yesterday all he ate all day was; a waffle, 3/4 cup of applesauce, 1 bite of a chicken nugget (I gave him 4 nuggets and potato salad for lunch), and about 1/4 cup of cereal. He even refused pizza for supper which is one of his favorites. Today he had one bite of peanut butter and honey toast, about 2 Tbsp. of Applesauce to take his Prevacid with, one bite of his cheeseburger for lunch, and one bite of his jr. roast beef. He did drink down his chocolate Boost so that is a good thing, but it is still not enough calories for a day.

We are hoping that the Periactin will help stimulate his appetite and get him to eat more. As it is right now, he has absolutely no fat on his little bones, which makes it very difficult to give his growth hormone shots. We see the GI doctor in a month and will go from there.

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