Monday, October 18, 2010

Weighty boy!

Last week we took Matthew for a follow up appointment to his GI doctor. They are helping us with his formula, finding the right amount of calories for him and helping us with his reflux/vomiting issues.

Matthew weighed in at 27 lbs 15 oz. and was 33" tall. When he left the hospital 4 weeks prior to that he only weighed 23 lbs 5 oz and was 31 1/2 " tall. So almost 5 lbs in one month! Crazy!!

Now that he is off of the keto diet, he is not so limited in his calories, and we can give him better nutrition. So good, that we have had to decrease the calories just a bit because we do not want him to continue gaining 5 pounds every month. He feels solid now though, which is good. He seems stronger too. And I am happy that he seems so much more happy.

We're still working on seizure control, but we are not quite there yet. We go to Minnesota in a couple of weeks to see his epileptologist and are hoping to fine tune his medications.


Diane said...

Wow, 5 pounds in 1 month. That's crazy. I knew he looked much bigger in that picture a couple posts back. Glad he is gaining and getting stronger.

Michelle said...

Good news on the weight gain! He's quickly catching up to my Owen, who is 35 pounds, you're only 8 pounds away and Owen's a year and a half older than Matthew!

We'll be praying that the seizures get under control soon, because as you know, SEIZURES SUCK!!! :-)

Kristen said...

Whoa baby!! He's left Cayman in the dust. Those two always seemed to tip the scale at the same weight for so long...but not no more. Wow, 27 pounds!! No wonder he's feeling strong. That's great!

Keeslermom said...

He looks great! So glad he's growing again.