To update you on a few things since Monday:
- Mauryn did not like the pediasure, any flavor, so we are now giving her some carnation instant breakfast in her milk, putting half and half on her cereal, and adding in higher calorie foods when possible. I did find some great ideas for snacks on the internet. I want to increase her calories in a "healthy" manner.
- It is hard as a parent to hear your child isn't gaining weight and to see that she doesn't even fall on the growth chart anymore. I felt like a failure as a mother. I have spent quite a bit of time this week thinking over Mauryn's two years and wondering what I could have done differently. I honestly don't know that there is anything to do differently but now we wait and we pray that she gains weight over the next few months and we don't have to do any invasive testing.
- On Wednesday we had an appointment with the physicians assistant at the ENT's office and he suggested that Mauryn get tubes in her ears. This morning we were up at the crack of dawn heading the hospital. The procedure went really well. The doctor said that when he made his incision fluid and puss just oozed out of her ears. He said we should see a dramatic difference in her behavior (really, is that why she is so fiesty?) and even her eating. We are praying this helps! Lance had to be out of town for work this morning so Morgan and Landon had to get up early to tag along for Mauryn's procedure. I must say, they were such good sports. They thought it was pretty cool that they could go to the hospital in their pajams. After Mauryn was released from recovery, we made a pit stop at Krispy Kreme (my first time ever getting a donught from there)for a really healthy breakfast. I figured they needed a little sugar boost after getitng up so early. Morgan was the photographer, enjoying her new digital camera, so here are a few pictures from this morning!
waiting to get called back
what a big girl in her hospital gown
chatting with mommy before going in for tubes
all set to go with her cap