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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We Have Weight Gain!!!

I am singing from the mountaintops over here!

Ramya has officially gained weight and we are NOT headed to GI!  Yeah!! 

Today was her most recent weight check and she gained a little over 2 pounds!  The doctor came in and said (very excitedly), "What have you been giving her?!?!?!?  It worked!!!"  The answer to that is our new little concoction, given once a day in addition to her regular meals (she drinks water other than this drink during the day).  The doctor gave her pediasure, but it hurts her belly and I'm not super fond of the ingredients, so we make our own.  Here's what I put in it...

- 1/2 container of Lucerine protein refuel (She loves the taste, so this way she enjoys drinking it.  It's not organic, and not that great, but it does the trick!)....  150 calories, 2 grams of fat, 10 protein.

- 1 cup raw milk from local organically-raised grass-fed cows.... 160 calories, 8 grams of fat, 8 protein  (it also has TONS of nutrients to help build up her system)

- 4 tablespoons organic heavy whipping cream.... 200 calories, 20 grams of fat, no protein

That give her a grand total of 510 extra calories, 30 extra grams of fat, and 18 grams of protein.  The doctor was happy with this combination and the amount of calories and fat in it.  Since she doesn't eat much, this should help her reach the daily calories she should be consuming.  Hopefully this will keep her growing on her own little curve and help build her body up.  She enjoys drinking it, which is huge!

I honestly think that her last weight check was skewed and she really weighed more last time, but hey, she gained, and that's all that matters!!  She still takes between 1-2 hours every meal to eat, which can be stressful, but my focus really is on trying to get to the bottom of whatever is going on that is keeping her from liking food and enjoying eating.  I want her to be successful and enjoy eating, as I feel that will be the best for her in the long-run.  This buys us a little more time as we continue attachment therapy, and also start cranial-sacral therapy, and hopefully continue to heal.

I'm taking a big sigh of relief right now!  Come rejoice with me! 



Unknown said...

Phenomenal! I am glad she is taking in those extra calories.

Anonymous said...

If you add a little flaxseed to it that should add some more fat calories.