greyson at six months. the old fashion kitchen scale doesn't weigh correctly. at six months, he weighed 14 pounds.
for those that don't know, greyson is underweight. a lot underweight. between 9-10 months greyson started the first downward spiral of losing weight. it was then, his pediatrician started discussing the possibility of testing. but within three months with extreme changes to his diet (adding high calorie/high fat foods) he managed to weigh in just shy of 20 pounds at his next baby well check. success! it seemed as though greyson was finally on the right track and the battle was over. his doctor told us his body was responding, and for now further test were not needed. we were of course, thrilled.
fast forward three months to the present. may 3rd, greyson had his 15 month baby well check. he will actually be 16 months in twelve days. he weighs 18.7 pounds. he is continuing to loose weight. for months he has been in the fifth percentile for weight. currently he isn't even on the chart.
today we started the first round of lab tests.
i don't know what to hope for, what to pray for.
that the tests reveal something?
that they find nothing?
everything seems so overwhelming. confusing. scary.
developmentally he is soaring. normally at this age, he should be saying 3-6 words.... greyson to date says....55.
makes it easy to think maybe he is ok, and that he is just "little". but deep down there is that feeling i'm fighting and wrestling with, because physically he is failing to thrive.
at times like this the internet is a blessing and a curse. so much information, yet too much information. causing a truck load of worry on our shoulders today.