Wednesday, June 24, 2009

he won't stop eating

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or drinking. Saying that he feels 100% better is putting it mildly. Within 12 hours of being on the antibiotic for Giardia Baby G was a new little kid. He hasn't thrown up or had diarrhea again. Bless modern medicine. Giardia is a sickness that kills people (especially children) in developing countries. I feel so blessed (and maybe even a little guilty) that the access to doctors, hospitals, and medicine is so readily available. Baby G was truly starting to worry us. He had lost too much weight and was looking awful. He was lethargic and sad. He is the complete opposite of that now. He has gained almost 5 pounds. On a little body that is a LOT of weight. Like I said, he really hasn't stopped eating. He didn't even eat like this before the Giardia, and I am wondering if his appetite is going to slow down at all once he makes up for all the calories he lost when he was sick. He ate three (three!) scrambled eggs for breakfast and then wanted graham crackers. Isn't it funny how we, as mothers, feel like we are doing a good job when our children have full tummies? It is so stressful to have to work to get your child to eat-- I am grateful to have gotten to this side. Hopefully this will be the last Giardia post from me. I am ready to close that chapter and move on to all the other fun things we've been doing since we've been healthy. More to come soon.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

Yay Liz...I am so happy the little guy is doing better. He is such a sweetheart! This must have been such a sad and stressful time for you guys, I'm glad it's over!

Mama Janet said...

Hey, I'm all over healthy.. no candida either. He's on the rebound! You're such a great Mom, thanks for raising such a sweet beautiful boy.

Laura Nielsen said...

Glad your cute little guy is feeling better. Boston was sick a few months ago and wouldn't eat and it is so stressful when you start seeing their little bones pop out on their backs. Keep eating Baby G!

The Frogley's said...

Yay!! I am so glad to hear that baby G is doing better. That has to be such a relief. He is so big, and cute!! Liz I have to tell you your pictures are amazing!! What Camera do you use? I love the depth, quality, and vibrancy of all the pictures on your blog. Have you ever thought of going into photography?

Sassy Rachel said...

Oh phew! I'm so happy to hear all of this information. I so agree that you feel like a successful mother when your children eat. I love it when their tummies are full...probably b/c I love it when my tummy is full and I figure they must love it too. I can't have children who are skimpy eaters...it just makes no sense to me whatsoever. Food is life.

Camie, Juan, and Leyna said...

I'm so happy he's doing better. It jsut broke my heart when I heard how sick he was. I bet that was so hard for all you guys. Hope things keep looking up.

Kim Sue Ellen said...

Glad he is feeling better! I hate when they are SO sick and we have no control...whew, glad they found out what was wrong with him...scary stuff.