30 Days of Thankfulness :: Day 12 :: Six Weeks

Today Derrick is six week post op.  SIX weeks!!  Yay!  Gosh it's always good to reach this time after surgery.  He can be picked up under his arms now, he's free to run and play and be a kid as much as he wants to now.  :)

We also happened to have a check up today that went wonderfully!  He looks great, sounds great, and...wait for it....

He weighs 28.6 pounds!!

That's a 2.2 pound weight gain from three weeks ago!  Y'all, that's unheard of for Derrick.  Especially since he's still on this blasted uber low fat diet!  Yes, it's a sugar weight gain, but we'll take it.  :)  We'll be working on healthy weight gains in a few weeks. 

JK sat still and quiet through the whole visit.  I guess she's getting used to this kind of thing. 

Clearly Derrick is used to it.  He isn't phased a bit. 

Every time the kids know we're going to the doctor they go pick out a ring pop.  They're not allowed to have them any other time, so sadly, they get a little excited to go to the doc just so they can have a ring pop.  Last time we were at Dr. S's Miss Helen said she'd never had one so we took one for her this time too.  She loved it! :)  I mean, who doesn't love a ring pop? 

We go back again in 6 weeks and will have an echo and a chest x-ray.  Derrick has two weeks left fat free (or 12 grams of fat per day, which is pretty darn low) then we can add one regular meal a day each week for the next month.  We're praying when we go back in six weeks there's no sign of chyle and my boy can eat whatever so he can grow big like Spiderman! :)

We are so, so, so thankful for your prayers for Derrick.  We will never be able to thank you enough, but I'll say it anyway, thank you!! :)

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