A little before the holidays they admitted Des to the hospital for "Elevated sodium levels" and did blood work on him. They had to put an IV in him to bring his levels down. They said he was dehydrated. And he lost weight...again.
however, before the IV was put in, the blood work came back saying his levels were never elevated (they were 142, not the 152 they originally said, and they're not suppose to be above 145). So all of it was pointless really.
Today we went in for another weight check (we had one on Friday as well). In Dec he was 14 lbs 3 oz. Friday he was 14 lbs 7 oz. Today he was 14 lbs 6.6 oz. BUT on another scale he was 14 lbs 7 oz and another yet he was 14 lbs 1 oz. WTH? NONE of their scales are the same and they know this. He was weighed on a scale he has never been weighed on before and the one that said he was the same weight as last week is one he has been weighed on before that said he was less than another scale. UGH.
I'm suppose to have another appt on Monday. They told me if he doesn't put on any (or enough) weight by then he has to be hospitalized. And not there. Either in San Diego or Loma Linda (which is in Palm Desert I think). They're talking about giving him a feeding tube because they said he's not eating enough. But he eats ALL the time. He just doesn't eat junk. He eats bananas and apples and finger foods. My mom says I have to put him on baby food. But even when he was eating that it didn't change his weight.
I feel defeated. My husband left today for 30 days of training. He doesn't even have his phone so I can tell him he may come home to his son with a feeding tube. I just want to sit and cry.
I need to get his weight up or something. They want him to be a certain weight. I was in the 0% as a baby and so is he but they won't accept that. I get that he shouldn't be losing weight, but how do I know he actually IS if none of their scales are the same? I'm so stressed out and I don't have any support around here (or from family) about it. all anyone will tell me is "Feed him more" I can't force him to eat. He barely will eat from a spoon. He nurses ALL the time. He's so active. But all they can tell me is that they are afraid his brain is going to stop growing and he won't mentally develop.
Sorry, I just had to get that out and at least here, I feel like I have the support to continue to BF and do finger foods and do "trust your gut" and stuff. I just wish they would get off my back about him not being a big kid.