Well...I was hopeful when we went on Wednesday that her weight would be up. Really hopeful. I weighed her on two different scales and both showed she was over 18 pounds. Yep...you guessed it...she actually showed a weight loss on their scale. It is a different scale, so I am blaming it on the scale. Something I have come to hate for many years for many different reasons. Now I just get to add another reason to the list. We started getting in more calories the day after the appointment. We realized 1200 was too much after having only 500-700 prior to that day. She threw up a couple of times and I know it was because it was too much. We are now trying to make sure she gets between 800-1000 every single day. What does this mean? A whole lot of liquid because it packs a whole lot more calories than most food. I create an 8 ounce concoction every morning that contains 800 calories. I make sure she drinks at least an ounce as often as possible during the day. She also drinks a high calorie juice every day which packs 250 calories. So far she has done pretty good with the concoction, but still has not finished one whole one in a day...but I keep trying. Today she got in 6 ounces, so that was pretty good. I give her food during the day, but she doesn't eat that much and I am realizing how few calories she was probably getting before...500 may have been the normal. Pretty scary when you really think about how few calories she was getting. Anyway...we head back to the same scale at the same time next Wednesday. I am hopeful it will be a better experience. It has to be or I don't know what will happen...I don't even want to think about what will happen.
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Can I count the times I've watched you smile and wondered what will be? Can I think of each and every trial we've endured patiently? So very many sleepless nights, the monitors watched with care, blood pressure low, heart rate too high, knees bent down in prayer. I know Lord you are near to me, this journey's in your hands, But sometimes Lord it is so hard to meet this life's demands. I trust you God, I really do but fear creeps deep inside, sometimes I just don't understand, no matter how I try. But Jesus you are with me, and hand in hand we'll cope, for I know that you will lead us, through this heart journey of hope.