We met with the Gastroentomology Doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children yesterday and they evaluated Devlin and decided that yes, he is indeed having difficulty putting weight on. They asked about his diet, the types, consistency and quantity of foods that he eats and after hearing about the wonderful eating machine that I’d given birth to they didn’t have much to add in the way of diet. They prescribed a new medication that’s supposed to keep his bowels moving along and hopefully if he’s slow eating because his digestive system is slow and therefore he feels fuller than he really is, well this should stop that and make him more likely to eat, if that’s his problem. They also increased the amount of his reflux medication so that whatever is coming out will hopefully stop and then he’ll actually get more food into him.
The doctors are hoping that with the increase and new medication, Devlin will start to put weight on. I’m not going to hold my breath.
They also said that in all likelihood the feeding g-tube is an unavoidable aspect of Devlin’s future.
So while they say that it’s going to happen, there’s that little part of me that is still clutching the idea that he might not need it, and so I’m sort of in Limbo on this. I know it’s better for him, and I know that it’s going to happen, but that insane voice inside my head is going on and on about how we have to make this not happen. And I’m tempted to go over board and make sure it doesn’t happen, but then I wonder, realistically how long would I be able to keep that up??
Better to sit back and let things happen naturally. If he needs a g-tube, he needs it. Get a grip woman!