|After bus surprise!|
Two days later she developed a cough. The same day, she had a well visit at her pediatrician. Overall her development is going well, she's on her regular growth curve. We've worked hard at getting Elena to gain weight (seen many nutritionists) and stay strong (lots of therapy and exercise). She is nicely on the 3rd percentile for age (8), height (44 inches), and weight (42 pounds) and a BMI score of 16.
|Special Visitor: Dusty the Therapy Dog|
|Another special visitor|
Elena eats a balanced diet. She loves veggies and fruits. She takes a daily dose of Miralax (and I'm not interested in conspiracy theories on if you think this stuff is bad--her life is worse without it, period). She has been on the same dosage of Miralax (2 tsp in the morning) since she was 8 months old.
My thoughts are 1) have her switch water/juice for milk (most of the time--that girl loves milk), 2) make sure she eats yogurt several times a week (top it with chia seeds or something like that, and introduce probiotic supplements?), and 3) give 2 teaspoons Miralax morning AND night. A friend also mentioned some sort of gut massage--where you gently massage (in a specific manner) to help move things along the colon.
Do you have ideas of what we can introduce to her diet? (I'm looking for proactive ideas here.) THANKS!