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September 11th, 2008, 08:45 PM
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Hi I'm Jenn. I'm new here.

Maddox DOB:
July 14, 2006

His last 24 month visit he was:
34" tall
22 lbs

Dr wants to send him to a gastroentrologist.[/b]
I saw your post in the sticky and wanted to say Hi and welcome you to the board!!!! Jump right in and start posting!!!
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September 12th, 2008, 10:42 AM
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Thank you!!!
I've read a lot of the posts and have gathered a lot of info. I feel horrible when I read posts of babies that need feeding tubes. My heart goes out to them all.

I have another weigh in with the doc on monday. I think he's gained some weight since I've taken him off milk and put him on pediasure. I've mentioned to our dr for the last 6 months or so that milk makes him sick. But she said to keep giving it to him b/c he was so skinney. Come to find out that he may be lactose intolerant and not absorbing the nutrients he needs since the milk can cause damage to the lining of his intestines.

He was supposed to go into the gastro. and had blood drawn and all (poor guy needed three adults to hold him down while they pokes both arms and could find the vein very well). Then they called and said they couldn't get enough blood and to come back

By then I had researched and found out about the milk and gave him pediasure. So, we'll see what the dr says and if she thinks he's back on track. I wish she would have listened to me about the milk in the first place 6 months ago and offered the suggestion of pediasure. Oh, well.
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September 12th, 2008, 04:10 PM
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Good luck with the weigh-in. Glad the Pediasure is helping!!

As for the blood draws, Are you having this done at a lab? I would insist on a Phlebotomist that has worked with small children before. If it was in the Dr's office I would use a lab instead. Paige has has blood drawn in a hospital, a dr's office and in a lab. We had the best experience in a lab. In the hospital they insisted that she be laying down and it took several people to hold her down and it was VERY traumatizing for me and for her. The Dr's office was the same story - they would lie her down and hold her down. At the lab they would have me sit in the chair and she would sit in my lap. We found a REALLY great Phlebotomist that had experience with children and she got it on the first time EVERY time with minimal to no crying. It makes sense if you think about it at the lab that's pretty much all they do for 8 hours a day...stick people with needles. It is WAY less traumatic for the child too because they are sitting in your lap not realizing what is gonna happen - being held down on a table is enough to freak ANYONE out ESPECIALLY a small 2 year old!!!!
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September 13th, 2008, 10:19 PM
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We did go to the lab but what made it bad was that they couldn't find his vein and kept poking in and out. That coupled with every muscle in his body clentching up did him in. I'm just hoping that on monday the doctor says, okay, he's on the right track, let's see him in another month to make sure. Hopefully he won't have to go thru that again, but compared to what some of the kids on this board go thru, that's not much so I'm greatful for that.
Thanks for the info. about the ensure and boost. That will definately help our pocketbook!!!

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