My 17 m/o DD has an ear infection and is on a strong antibiotic.
I know this will decrease appetite, but in 4 days she hasn't had anymore than a few bottles of formula(which take even a while to drink and they are only 6 oz), sippy's of water or milk/juice & a few bites of arrowroot cookie, yogurt and not much else.
I've tried everything from letting her eat by herself, feeding her, to almost forcing her to at least take one bite. she refuses to eat.
Today I figured I'd make her a yogurt "smoothie" by blending milk and blueberry yogurt together into a milkshake like consistency, she's had 2 sips!!!
DH went and got her "timbits" @ tim Hortons because thats a fave treat, and she wouldnt eat them.
She's even started throwing herself on the floor when we offer food or drink.
What can I do??!!
Also when she starts eating again, what can I do to help her gain a little weight? She's weighed the same te last 3 times she was weighed , and one of the last times being Oct 3rd, she's not gained so much as an oz.
Am I doing something wrong??
Should she still weigh 19 lbs 4 oz??
Why is she not gaining? The nurse said maybe a fast metabolism
Answer by ErinHill226 at 10:47 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
Answer by ErinHill226 at 10:51 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
Answer by ErinHill226 at 10:52 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
When my son was sick he didn't eat either for about a week. As long as she's drinking fro know she'll be fine. You said she eats yogurt have you mixed baby oatmeal in with it. It gives her her some vitamins. If the meds are making her not hungry you know the reason and I wouldn't worry until she's off the meds. Talk to your doctor about her weight but while she's sick it'll go down thats expected.
Answer by Jenaiko01 at 11:37 AM on Nov. 28, 2010
If the Dr isn't worried about her not gaining then you shouldn't either, just keep a watch on it yourself and if you notice she still isn't gaining or starts to lose weight then I'd say something to the DR. I keep track of my youngest every time we go to the DR because he has a problem with growth. The Dr has done test and sent us to an endocrinologist because his growth hormone test came back really low. this was after sending us the the hospital because my really small baby started losing weight. he is currently 1 yr old and is about the size of a 4 or 5 month old.
Answer by eekenney1980 at 2:15 PM on Nov. 28, 2010