It has been a crazy week. Last Tuesday evening, on day 7 of protocol, Noah had a Major Diarrhea blow out! He's been home from school ever since. He has had diarrhea, a little vomit, a slight fever and as of early this am, an annoying cough!
He hasn't been wanting to eat very much, nor take any of his supplements. As soon as he tastes something in his milk, he will gag and not drink any more. Due to the fact that he hasn't had a lot of food/liquid intake, I stopped giving him any supplements as of yesterday to just ensure that he will stay hydrated. I have, however, continued with his fluoxetine, which we increased yesterday from .05mg to 1 mg. Little man has been surviving on yogurt and vegi booty.
I was a little concerned that Noah didn't actually have the flu, but was having a reaction to the fluoxetine and/or ginkgo supplement. Today his bowel movements were typical, (I haven't given him any ginkgo since Monday). So, tonight I have crushed one pill of Ginkgo, (usually I give him 2 pills, 3x a day) and added it to his milk. My thoughts are that I will continue to add the ginkgo back in and in two weeks we will be back to our full dosage.
Well, he just tasted his milk with the ginkgo pill crushed in it and gagged, making quite the dramatic performance! So much for the quick fix :0
We went to the doctors today, his bi-annual endocrinologist appt. and they drew his blood and will check his CBC, just to make sure all is well. However, we also received his growth update... Little man isn't that little! At age 5, he is 39.5 lbs and 42 3/4 inches tall! He is a tall drink of water :)!!! So grateful that his body is continuing to grow at a typical rate... Hopefully his brain cells are as well :)!!!
This past summer we adopted a little puppy from the local Humane Society. She was 9 months old and we were told she was a poodle/scottish terrier mix. Well, about a month ago, we had her groomed and she now looks like a schnauzer. Regardless of her breed, she is the sweetest, most loving dog we have ever had. Her name is Abby, something that Noah could say :), and she and Noah are becoming quite the friends.
Below is a photo of the two, hanging out in the family room. Pure love between the two of them!
Praying for health and guidance regarding little man's supplements and vitamin regimen. Have a wonderful evening!