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Okay, so here is where I am just clearing my mind out a little.


18 month appointment was not as expected. Dr. mentioned she had fallen into the 5th % for weight gain. Was told that the loose bm's (with large chunks of undigested food) could be toddler diareah, or due to the virus she got in Feb. which may not have healed. Stop drinking milk. It's okay to consume other dairy products. Come back in a month for a check up. OK. I can do that.


19 month check up. Still little to no weight gain. Kid eats everything she sees. Not picky...rephrase, rarely picky. Eats fruits and veggies with indiffereance. Drinks 1/2 juice and 1/2 water (at most 1xper day). Soy milk has been supplemented. Drinks water throughout day. Likes turkey and chicken. Not a fan of beef. Eats cheese like it's going out of style. Avoids sweets, cakes or breads. Appears to enjoy oatmeal and cereal. Still pooping 1-3 times a day w/chunks of food , occationally bm looks like she's ate sand. 1st bm is more formed. 2nd is partially formed, more "watery" and can leak out of diaper. 3rd is always watery. Smelly. They always smell like what she eats (if that makes sense). Dr. says he wants her to drink 3 pediasures a day (yikes!) and see him in one month. discontinue if causes diareah to worsen. OK. No problem. Well maybe problem. She didn't like side kicks, but will do what we must. Dr. mentions Celiac and FTT as possibles if not "fixed" in 1 month. Also says may recomend to specialist as does not trust blood work.


4 days into pediasure- call Dr. Diareah has increase when Pediasure intake increased. Normal bowls 2-3 per day until day 3. Day three finally convinced her to drink 1.5 pediasure drinks (after withholding her favorite alternative, water) Day 4: she woke in pain @ 7am. Struggled to have BM which quickly became diareah. refused to eat BF 9:30 am  loose bm #2. 10:30 a.m. 1/2 after breakast. loose bm #3 still ot eatting at L. eats immeadiatly after returning home from BS maderine orange and popcorn. Eats little spagetti 15 mins after dinner (@ 6:00) loose bm #4


Possible relivant information: MOD DX- acid reflux, IBS, Diverticulitus, depression, Gestational Diabeatis when prego with her. 4 lbs gained entier pregancy. Baby's weight at birth 7lbs 14 oz. current weight 21 lbs. MOD also cystic fibrosis gene carrier.

MGMOD DX- acid reflux, IBS, Lactos Intolerance, depression

FOD DX- Also carrier of cystic fibrosis gene.

Baby was screened at birth for CF. She is not a carrier of the gene


Just from looking up information I feel like I may be onto something.... an advice/stories to share? I know that experiances are varied and differ per case, but I am feeling a little overwhelmed and unprepared.

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