Welcome back to another "Parenting Adventures" post, here on Savy Mommy Moments. As you may recall, our last post talked about our sweet baby girl, Savy Baby, and the struggles we encountered when introducing her to solid foods. This post will be focusing on the next steps for determining the cause of her food and growth issues. This step includes several specialists, a pediatric GI, a nutritionist and a pediatric allergist.
First stop, was the Pediatric Gastroenterologist (GI). At this appointment, they took all her vitals, height and weight and talked about her issues with food and lack of growth. She agreed it sounded like a case of FPIES, but also agreed with our pediatrician that there could be an underlying issue affecting her growth. So, she ordered a full blood panel looking for anything abnormal with her liver, kidneys, thyroid, heart, vitamin/iron levels and much more.
We immediately left the GI's office and got her blood drawn (not my favorite part). She was an absolute champ and only cried for a second when the needle went in and then just watched them draw the blood. What an amazing little girl (and daddy for holding her). I stood in the corner stifling my cries.
|Savy Baby after her blood draw|