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|27-1-2009 - Caidens doctors appointment
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Well I took Caiden to the doctors this morning. He got the gaviscon on Saturday and was really struggling to feed, he only managed 17oz on Saturday, 17oz on Sunday and 18oz on Monday.
The doc said that because he has been so sick lately the acid in his stomach has probably burnt his throat making it painful to feed, and will take a few days on the gaviscon to calm it down a bit. He is still being sick, but not as bad, and not getting as upset when he does. So at least it looks like its working.
She looked at his weight and wasnt too happy with the progress (or lack of) he is making. She looked at him and also commented on how skinny he is. I now have to feed him every 4 hours (strictly) and encourage him to have 4oz, also at night time. So good bye any changes of a full nights sleep lol. But as long as my little sausage gains weight I dont mind.
I have to give him the gaviscon in every feed. Also continue to weigh him every two weeks, so I'll be taking him back to the clinic next Wednesday and he will be 12 weeks. Caiden is just about on the 2nd percentile mark, when he was born he is only just under the 9th. She said she would ideally like to see him just above the 9th so he has some serious feeding to do lol.
I have an appointment to see the doc again in two weeks so she can see how he is doing. If he is still not gaining enough weight she will refer him to the hospital. So little man had better start feeding and getting fat lol. I cannot believe how different my babies are.
Please everyone can you wish my baby fat lol. I am aiming for him to be 10lb 9oz. That will be a 10oz weight gain.
Thank you for all your lovely supporting messages, I am so pleased I found this website. I have made some lovely friends. Hope you and your babies are well x
4 Comments on Caidens doctors appointmentElliottnDeclans-mummy
- Tuesday, 27 Jan Caiden, drink your milk, theres a good boy and put the beef on for your Mummy xx cluckandjen
- Tuesday, 27 Jan I'm really pleased that a GP gas taken your concerns seriously and is supporting you and Caiden with gaining weight. As I said before my eldest (now 11) had Gaviscon in all his feeds and it's done him no harm. Fingers crossed that Caiden piles on the baby fat!!! x Ryan~Neve Mum
- Tuesday, 27 Jan Fingers crossed, maybe the doc's visit will scare him into eating more and gaining weight, thats what happened to Ryan and he is now following his growth curve between the 9th and 25th percentile, sending you lots of chunky monkey thoughts and hopefully Caiden will be back on track soon. xx samsara625
- Tuesday, 27 Jan I wish I wish I wish Caiden to be a little chunky monkey ! I hope all the hard work ahead works for you hunnie ! I will be keeping my fingers crossed ! xx