Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Roller Eating

Dr Eddie is J's pediatrician. We think he walks on water! He was the doctor to first diagnose J's KFS at about 4 weeks of age. When most pediatricians mispronounce Klippel Feil, Dr Eddie was not only able to properly speak about KFS, but was able to make the diagnosis by just looking at Baby J. He's amazing! He told me in his free time he researches rare pediatric disorders. No wonder! 

He called today to check on J's feeding progress and her iron levels. I told him the only iron she ingests is from our Super Brownie's filled with spinach. He is going to check her iron levels this week, but is thinking a trip to the dietician may be in order. Dr Eddie is still very much hesitant about iron drops. Forcing a child with already pretty severe feeding issues to take drops of any kind could really hurt her psychologically and further prevent progress with her eating new foods. 

I'm excited to see a dietician, but I can only imagine the questions he/she will ask. 

DIETICIAN: "What does J eat?"

ME: "Peanut Butter, Milk, Super Brownies, Cupcakes, Whipped Cream, Macaroni and Cheese....yep, that about covers it!  She is even right now refusing bread and she just scrapes the peanut butter right off it."

DIETICIAN:  "Other than specific foods, what are her current eating habits?"

ME:  "She eats at the kitchen table for breakfast, lunch and dinner and she does get a few snacks during the day.

Oh and maybe I should mention, she doesn't actually sit at the table. She prefers to eat standing next to the table wearing roller skates."

Maybe I should leave that last part out.


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