Issue 54: Ways to Survive ASD Parenting and Stay Thankful
Issue 58: Winning Ways to Share the Love with All of Your Children
Issue 81: When Special Education Fails to Be Special
Seriously. Remember SNL's brainless bodybuilding dynamic duo Hans & Franz? Their famous tagline was, "We are here to pump you up!" Well bring it on Hans & Franz...bring it on!
Today was Jerry's follow-up with the GI doctor. He hasn't seen her for three weeks. We have been anxiously awaiting the secret of the scale, the big reveal. Makes me think of The Biggest Loser contestants at the end of each episode. Only what we have been praying for is their biggest nightmare. Weight gain.
Did he gain weight? Is he gaining enough that the NJ tube can finally be removed...37 days after it was first placed there? Will he have to go to school with it in?
The verdict? HE LOST 1 POUND! No, I am not joking. But I am pretty sure that I personally found the pound that he lost, along with several others that I would be glad to give back to him at any time...because that's just the kind of selfless mom I am. ;)
There is no explanation. We feed the child whenever he is hungry whatever he wants to eat in addition to the Pediasure he gets through his NJ tube. Granted, he is not eating much orally, very little in fact. But he says he is not hungry or feels nauseous after he does.
So what now? Here is the new plan:
In the meantime, I am treating this monster like the piece of furniture it has become in our home. Today, I actually dusted it.
I am a Christian. I am a wife. I am a mom. I am an author. In that order.