I thought that I would give an update on how Duncan’s feeding “disorder” has been going. I realized I haven’t said anything about it since his weight gain of two pounds last month.
Since that weight gain and his pigging out eating towards the end of December, he has had really no problems eating anything. I haven’t seen him choke or gag on any foods since last month and he is drinking the amount of milk that he should be. Sure, he has days where sometimes he doesn’t want to eat or drink as much but, he’s a toddler right? We have to work through that aspect of toddlerhood as well as making sure he’s getting enough of food in him.
About a week ago, we through him on the scales just to see where he was at and were very pleased to see that he is now 22 pounds which is a weight gain of a bit over a pound in just about a week and a half when we did it. Which means that he is gaining steadily now.
We have looked at some bell curve weight charts and we have found that is back on the charts. Mind you, he still is small and only at about 3% but the fact that he is back on the charts is fantastic. He needs to gain about 2-3 more pounds and he’ll be up to the 15-17% on the curve.
He is doing so well with his eating that it is surprising me. We give him foods not sure if he’ll eat it and he does. The other night he shoved a whole noodle (like rigatoni) in his mouth and we were waiting for him to spit it out but he chewed and ate it. He’s even chewing things like chicken meat and steak, steak is tough to do.
The only time I’ve seen him pull his little face of when he’s usually choking or gagging was when it wasn’t for that purpose. He put a sour gummy worm in his mouth and pulled the face and just yesterday he took a sip of Jamie’s coffee and pulled it. He no longer wants Jamie’s coffee!
So, he has definitely decided to eat and drink normally. Now, it’s just a case of playing make up for the lost time and pounds.