Actually it's from Ohio to Ukraine, back to Ohio, then to China

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pediasure to the rescue

Thank you so much for the encouraging emails and comments I received after my last post. For obvious reasons I was nervous to put myself out there, but I am so glad I did.

We haven't gotten into Wesley's surgeon yet, but we did make the choice to give Wesley Pediasure. Back when Wes had a g-tube, he was given five-six cans of Pediasure each day, so we're using it now to supplement his oral feedings. With him getting the additional nutrition each day, I am stressing less about how much and how often he eats. It hasn't changed his desire to eat, but it absolutely helps me mentally. Damon went to a golf tournament today, so Wes and I went to the pool. I just took Pediasure for him to drink, then we didn't have the typical hot, tired, pool-time fight where he refused to eat and I threatened to take him home if he didn't. We had a meal when we got home, but the drink was enough to keep his blood sugar stable when he was swimming.

I have to be honest, I preferred it when insurance paid for the Pediasure, but thankfully we don't need nearly as much as we used to! And hopefully we won't need it for nearly as long.

I'll post some fun swimming pictures soon!


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Sherry (citychiconafarm) said...

Aw Staci I totally feel your Mommy pain. My son struggles from anxiety and it effects every aspect of his life including eating. We did the Pediasure thing for a while too with him. When I look at my other two sons baby, toddler, preschool journeys they went through a rough time of not eating too, but nothing like my anxiety son.

I would love to sit down and swap knowledge with you if you make it to Bloggy Conference. There's gonna be lots of Mom's there with boys, including myself. ;)

Thanks for sharing your story! Good luck with the adoption of your daughter. ~Hugs ~

Seeking MJ said...

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