My dd who is 4 years old has had weight issues since she was born. She is only 29 pounds and has been this same weight for over a year now. She will gain 1 pound and get up to 30, but then drop down back to 29.. I don't know what more I can do. She has already had a feeding tube, but that was removed when she was 2. She has had a nissen fundoplication *to correct reflux* Last September, but she still will not eat, I can see her ribs, and her spine.. I am getting very worried. What would you do? The doctors don't seem to be concerned, ideas??Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:47 PM on Dec. 1, 2009 in Kids' Health
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Answer by MunchiesMom324 at 6:19 PM on Dec. 1, 2009
if she'll drink any kind of juice, you could try mixing it with aloe, it works wonders! my grandmother has had surgery to her esofagus and has severe reflux, she is skin and bones and really doesnt eat because it hurts to swallow and then comes the burning. when she comes to to florida i make her pear juice, which she loves, with aloe and before she goes back home she gain at minimun 5-6 lbs.
you can buy a plant or a leaf at the market. cut the sides of the leaf and place in a glass with a couple of inches of water for 4-5 days, changing the water everyday which should be red, then cut off pieces and mix in blender. it has no taste at all, so it wont change the juice.
Answer by vainco at 6:24 PM on Dec. 1, 2009
Are they charting her height and weight at each visit? Where does she fall on the chart? Go here to this site and look around..
start reading the front page, most likely right in the center under Is Your Child Growing Normally?
See if you can find any answers or information there..
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