chromocutie · Doctor Appointments

Back to GI

Well … we went back to GI yesterday.  M had to stop taking the reflux medication as it was causing her stomach cramps and making her miserable.  BUT … I removed apple from her diet … and she’s almost stopped spitting up!

She still has ‘wet burps’ that she finds funny to hold in her mouth.  I know … EWWW.  But you try to convince a 3.5 year old to swallow when they don’t want to!  This has now been an added statement during ABA … Swallow please.

M also is holding her juice in her mouth and not swallowing.  ABA stated it was stimming, and I shouldn’t allow.  But, I would prefer she hold juice versus vomit in her mouth.

We still believe M is creating some of these wet burps herself … from a sensory standpoint.  Not sure how we stop that.  Ideas?

She did also lose some weight … boo.  She doesn’t have weight to give.  She’s only weighing 27.6 lbs (12.575 kg).  So, back to nutrition we go.


Definition:  Stimming

Self-stimulatory behavior, also known as stimming and self-stimulation, is the repetition of physical movements, sounds, or repetitive movement of objects common in individuals with developmental disabilities, but most prevalent in people with autism spectrum disorders.

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On a side note …

M had so much fun walking all around the doctor’s office while we were waiting for the Dr to come in … she was exploring a little … this is new 🙂

And … of course she looked adorable in her outfit.

She was not too happy when it was time for the doctor to actually ‘touch’ her though!  Even Frank (Sinatra – her favorite singer) did not help calm her down.  ABA recommended the ‘counting’ we do at home as it is a way to tell M that there is an end coming.


Definition GI Tract (a bonus today!):

Courtesy of Wikipedia

The gastrointestinal tract (digestive tract, GI tract, GIT, gut, or alimentary canal) is an organ system within humans and other animals which takes in food, digests it to extract and absorb energy and nutrients, and expels the remaining waste as feces and urine.

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