Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Munchkin is Doing AMAZING things!

I never reported this to everyone but we went to the GI doctor in Feb and she wants him to gain a good amount of weight by mid May or they will want to put in the feeding tube. Well, we have started putting a small amount of prune juice in his bottles of pediasure plus the neccessary 3 scoops of Calorie booster in each bottle. And let me tell you he is totally gaining weight!!! Also, he used to spend a good part of his day cranky, like screaming cranky-not fun. Well since the addition of the prune juice he has been soooo happy. He is like a new child. He also has many new tricks. He can pull himself up to stand in the hallway and open doors, he can also walk along the hallway holding onto the wall. He needs less support when we are helping him walk and today he got his gait trainer (medical walker). He was so excited and so was his brother and sister. They wanted to help him when he was in it and the bulldozer came up to me and said "Bike" and pointed to the garage. He wanted to take the munchkin outside with his new wheels so they could ride "bikes" together. So we went out and they had so much fun. I let the munchkin wander around the cul-de-sac where there were no obstacles. He was very tired after already having had therapy and then trying his new walker out for a second time but it was so fun. I pushed the munchkin home because he was just too tired to walk himself and when we got to the driveway, the bulldozer hopped off his bike so he could push his brother up the driveway, while he was pushing, he kissed him on the shoulder. It was the sweetest thing ever. Here are some short videos and a couple pictures.

He is so happy!

The bulldozer enjoying playtime outside with his brother

He got really tired at the end of this.


Hailey said...

That is so precious! I love how big they are both getting.

Why do you think the prunce juice is helping? was he backed up? is that why you think he was having fits? I'm so thrilled it's working and he's doing great!

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL!!!!! Who would have thought- prune juice?
Praise the Lord!

The Plonski Family said...

This post totally made me smile Kristen! It's so awesome that he is progressing so much! He's so sweet :)