Happy New Year!! This is the time of the year when we start seeing all the commercials promoting diet plans, exercise equipment, quick weight loss pills, shakes, sprinkles, etc... We've all seen them, and most of us adults are tempted to try them because we need to or just from the mere popularity of them. Some of our children could even benefit from a form of weight loss that is healthy and for life not fad.
My little one is the complete opposite, and on a mostly liquid, soft or puree diet; we've been on a battle with weight for some time now! God knows I'm doing my best and will continue to do so. It just seems so frustrating when it seems as if my best isn't close to being enough. In my eyes and mind! In all of this, I can say that she has gained 1 pound from her December check to the January weight check. I am so thankful to God for that, it just doesn't seem like it's enough for me though.
It seems that way because we've had to deal with the development of a pressure area on her rear. Due in part to the weight loss and a bony prominence! You don't know the tears I've shed in light of this. We've had to go get the cushion in her wheelchair "feathered" and cut to have a softer spot. Her position is changed every so often, she's kept dry...things I was doing and it still happened. OT doesn't want her seated on a "doughnut cushion" because of the risk of pulling and causing even more irritation.
Through all of this, we're still prayerful and very trusting that tings will continue to work in our favor. Kerstin WILL continue to gain weight, the pressure area will clear! I am so proud of my daughter and love her dearly! She is making great strides at work on her Dynavox...had to treat her to something from her fave store, Target!