Saturday, March 17, 2007

A Beneficial Side Effect

In a fleeting moment, we managed to obtain this documented proof that Matthew can drink from a bottle. Unfortunately, the only time he is willing to do this is when he is on a regimen of steroids (for his lungs). This bout of normalcy usually fades as the steroids leave his little body. This time around the steroids did not stop his wheezing. Therefore, Dr. Nakamura prescribed antibiotics to prevent a possible sinus infection. These high doses of antibiotics kill the good bacteria along with the bad. So now the challenge is to figure out a way to get some yogurt into a 2 year old Irish bloke who refuses to eat solids.


Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

We don't like that steroids makes him a "wild boy" ... but we love that it helps him breathe and

makes him want to drink a lot of his bottle!!!

Grandma Sue said...

And what a handsome Irish Lad you are Matthew. Every day I look at your pictures and every day you seem to grow and thrive. You are changing so quickly right before our eyes. I love you very much and want to see all the fun things you have learned.

Love, Grandma Sue

Grandma W said...

Raising a child always poses challenges for the parents; but Matthew's oral aversion has sped up mom and dad's creative abilities.

I am confident they will find a way to incorporate yogurt into his daily diet. Since he won't "eat" and the tube to his mickey button is so small, they might have to dispense with the "fruit" and go for the plain old stuff. Any ideas out there????? If only he would drink it with his formula........

It has been great watching our little man go over and pick up a bottle and drink out of it. He loves water as much as his formula. He is a real pro with the bottle. You would never guess he refuses it most times by watching him here.

Someday we will be telling him how stubborn he was about eating food. I think I 'll wait until he has to go on a diet. Ha Ha.

Love you our fussy little eater. grandma wright

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Looks like those days are over.