We had to go in to the doctor yesterday. Poor little man has strep. I think my family is just prone to it. He's had his tonsils out and this is the second time this year he's had it.
BUT...that trip to the doctor has shown us that he has gained 4lbs since the last time we were in to the doctor which is less than a month ago. We've had lots of visits to doctors lately. *sigh*
The doctor we saw is wonderful. She's always so helpful. The first words out of her mouth were to ask us how dealing with his Celiac is going. Then she commented on how much taller he's gotten and the fact that after close to a year of unchanged weight....he's finally gaining weight again!
He's also suddenly eating meat. He's still very picky about what kind of meat but I had probably 5lbs of shredded chicken made and he was the biggest eater of said chicken! This is my child that I swore was going to be a life long vegetarian the way he ate. He's never really eaten meat at all aside from an occasional hot dog or chicken nugget or spaghetti with meat sauce (though that one is iffy) and even those were rare. He even ate tacos with taco meat the other day! He NEVER does that as beef seems to be his strongest dislike. Usually we'd have tacos and his tacos would consist of tortillas, shredded cheese, apple sauce and peas. He's odd with his food combinations. Occasionally I could add some beans.
But I think his stomach is finally starting to heal. He hasn't complained about his stomach hurting in weeks and he has been a bottomless pit for most of that time also! I mean, seriously hungry! For breakfast he'll have eggs and sausage (usually 2 eggs) and when he decided he liked the shredded chicken, he decided he had to have that too. So it would be 1 or 2 eggs, sausages and a shredded chicken sandwich! And then he would still be hungry by 10! Goodness! He comes home starving from school because he doesn't have enough time to eat.
Anyway...I just wanted to say I'm so relieved. He's starting to catch up to where his siblings were at his age. Guess who's going to be getting new clothes for Christmas?