Sunday, April 20, 2008
If anyone is up for a challenge, I invite you to come to our house to try to feed Noah. This kid gives new meaning to "stubborn." In his defense, I think he now associates eating with being sick (he will not tolerate rice, oatmeal, green beans, peas, or corn, and the list continues to grow). And the foods he does tolerate he does not enjoy. It often takes 3 sittings, a couple of hours, and many tears to finish 1 little jar of baby food. Even the foods he used to "like" (and I use the term very loosely) are now becoming a struggle to feed him. I tried applesauce this morning--a former favorite, and after gagging on it, he put his fingers in his mouth to try to scrape all he could off his tongue. I think we're down to carrots and prunes being the foods he will eat most consistently. The poor little guy has had a cold for the past couple of days, which I thought would make it easier to feed him (if he can't breathe through his nose, he's got to open his mouth, right? And if he is opening his mouth, it will be easier to feed him, right?) Wrong.
I am calling his Dr. again tomorrow to see if we can't get him in to see a gastroenterologist. Please pray for him, and for me as well, as it is very taxing for me to keep up with his nutritional needs right now. We'll keep you posted.