NaBloPoMo 2011– My Mo Man
I’ve been worried about my little guy. We’ve been doing lots of tests and work ups for failure to thrive and it has set me on edge. So far, all the avenues that we have explored have led to nothing. No chronic disease, no inborn errors of metabolism, and everything in it’s anatomical “rightful place”.
Phew. Still, it worries this mama daily that we are missing something that is keeping the Mo Man from growing and reaching his full potential.
Yes, I know that he’s Vietnamese and he is not likely to play pro basketball…but he’s tiny even by Vietnamese standards and is classified as “Category Two” for malnutrition.
I work hard at putting weight on his bones. I feed him avocado, nuts, seeds, full fat dairy, and put sauce or cheese on just about everything he eats. I almost gag thinking of our latest breakfast–these greasy sausage links wrapped in artificial blueberry pancake that sparked his interest at the grocery store. Oh how the dietitian in me cringes…even as I ask him if he’d like that with butter and real maple syrup 🙂 Priority number one: CALORIES CALORIES CALORIES.
Say a prayer for the peanut….we’re going in for our third specialty appointment this month at the end of the week.
Thank goodness being a little man hasn’t held him back! He’s such a love–and very popular in school. I keep telling myself that it just means that I can hold him put off the day when he’s “too big to carry” just a while longer….