Yeah... That dot below the other dot? Not supposed to happen. Some of you may not know that Finn has Duarte's Galactosemia (thank goodness it's not Classic Galactosemia). Basically it's a genetic disorder (not an allergy) where the liver's enzymes can only break down 25-50% of the sugars in any animal milk, including breast milk. So when my milk dried up his doctor got him on a soy formula. He was diagnosed at birth with it and we were told that he may always be on the small side because of it. This wasn't the reason for his loss in weight though.
He has been on and off constipated since the end of December. No fun for anyone. If his food is not coming out, there's not much room for more to go in. Hence the weight loss. You know how your child (most) screams bloody murder when they get their shots? That is how he screams until we help him get it out. His doctor gave us quite a bit of advice on what we should try now. We're putting him on this super stinky formula that has the proteins broken down to their simplest form. If that doesn't work, we'll get him on Miralax which should hopefully move things along.
We love our little nugget and obviously will do anything we can to put some meat on his bones! Wish us luck (or more appropriately Finn)!
|This picture says it all. Finn feels bloated and melancholy.|