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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Small Setbacks

Yesterday was Nathan's 5th Birthday. It's hard for me to believe that he's already 5 years old. It seems like just yesterday he was 4 - lol, I crack myself up.

He got sick yesterday so it wasn't his best day. He was sent home early from clinic since he was having some trouble breathing. The NP here wrote him prescriptions for steroids, an antibiotic and a different nebulizer med. He rested for the rest of the day with Grandma and PopPop and seemed a little bit better by bedtime. Last night he slept more inclined than usual and today he got a new prescription for another antacid. The Dr said that she wasn't suprised that he needed a different antacid since his eating habbit has changed so drastically. We will start the new antacid tonight, so we'll see how he does overnight. The Dr was very happy with how much better he sounds today and how much better he is breathing today. He is much more himself and happy. He is talking up a storm to Erica, his feeder, so I know he's almost back to normal.

The one night of illness did send him for a small setback. He lost half a pound since Monday, which puts him back at 29 and 3/4 pounds, but he's still up from where he started so that's good. Today Grandma and PopPop are learning how to feed him so he's sticking to "old" foods so they have an easier time learning to feed him. Tomorrow he will be introduced to new foods, eggs.

My goal is to allow him to eat mashed potatoes and gravy on Thanksgiving, we'll have to wait and see if that happens. In other Thanksgiving news there is an article in todays Troy Record about Nathan.

I think that is the link to the article. You will have to scroll the page down a little to get to the "ext generation" article about Nathan. He think's he's famous!

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear that Nathan is doing well with his feeding clinic. Hope he continues to feel better. That was a very nice article about the Turkey Run, Laura. He sure is a cutie! Hope the feeding clinic keeps going well. Good work, Nathan!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Mary Beth