We've been walking this Failure to Thrive journey for five months now. Let me tell you, it's not very fun. What started out as shock and denial that there could be anything wrong with our active boy, quickly changed to acceptance and answer-seeking.
We've been to feeding therapy. Did you even know there was such a thing? I didn't until then. It was fascinating.
We've tried adding Pediasure supplements. I'm sure they might work for some kids, but Asher isn't much of a fan, so he doesn't drink enough of it to help.
Today, he's finally having an Upper GI scope done. I'm nervous and excited for answers at the same time. He's a tough little guy. However, I still can't help to wonder and ask the "What if..." questions and Google long medical terms. Thankfully, I know the One with the answers. The One that loves my son with an even fiercer love than mine. So today, I lean in close to the Father and let him comfort me.
The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. ~Zephaniah 3:17
Will you pray for Asher today? Thank you, friends. I'll be updating over on Facebook throughout the day if you you'd like to keep up.
Kara @ The Chuppies
Tuesday 5th of February 2013
I feel like I'm so behind... How is he doing now? I'm so sorry I missed this...
Wednesday 21st of November 2012
Sunday 18th of November 2012
I am sending prayers and praying through Is. 49:15b-16 for you and Asher.
Wednesday 7th of November 2012
I found your website and like it. I will pray for your son. Have you tried giving him the pediasure through one of those tylenol dispensers (those things that look like a shot, and you pull it back then squirt it in the side of their mouth in their cheek and they swallow it right away). My son, as a baby, used to not drink water, and so I would give him a few squirts of it throughout the day in that medicine dispenser (minus the medicine!) Maybe you could freeze it in popsicle sticks and let him suck on it? Best wishes.
Lindsay @ Bytes of Memory
Friday 2nd of November 2012
How did it go? How long will it take to get the results back? Prayers coming your way!
Tuesday 6th of November 2012
It went well! He did great! Working on a post about it now. :)