Wednesday, February 22, 2012

GI Follow Up Results

We have a fantastic GI Doc. She has a tiny picky eater herself, so she understands and gives more leeway when we have a bad month or three.  So, she didn't immediately jump to tests and huge medical interventions.  But the bad news is C lost 1/2 a pound over the last three months and he didn't grow at all.  We're going to really push calories and hope that we get more than 4 weeks between GI disturbances.  C had at least 4 weeks where he didn't eat over the last 3 months and another 2-3 weeks where his appetite was at least half due to upper respiratory infections.  Those illnesses and his increased mobility really explain why he plateaued for the winter.  We're hunting for high fat, high calorie foods he will eat. We're going to stick butter and oil in everything we can.  We're looking for any good calorie dense recipes that a picky toddler who prefers lots of flavor will enjoy.  Please let me know if you have any.

We're currently focusing on this calorie dense food list:
  • Healthy fats- avocado, coconut oil, coconut milk, olive oil, flaxseed oil, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseed, walnuts- not peanut butter!!
  • Meats-Salmon, bison, grass fed beef, halibut, Mahi mahi, tuna, lean ground Turkey, chicken, pork(sparingly, deli meat( no nitrates or preservatives) Turkey Bacon, Turkey sausage(uncured)
  • Complex Carbs- oatmeal, quinoa, brown rice, grits, sweet potato- wheat products sparingly.
  • Simple carbs- banana, apple, all berries, dried fruit, honey, not juice because alot of the nutrients are taken out.

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