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Re: not gaining weight - Kim

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Hi Kim,

I think Brayden is on the light side for an almost 2 yr old RSS child, and I

don't think it's good that he's gone 6 months with no weight gain. However,

you need to know that sometimes this happens! No matter how hard you try.

In my opinion, I would try the Periactin again. Maybe your new GI would be

willing to contact Dr H for dosage suggestions??? From what I've read, Drs

unknowingly under dose kids, and then it can appear as though the med isn't


And remember that although you might see a sudden spike in appetite when you

first start Periactin, that can and will level out, and you won't " feel "

like Brayden is consuming " more " food. That doesn't mean it's not working.

Dr H told us somehting like " If you can get a child to eat one additional

saltine cracker daily, it will add up to an extra pound of weight gained in

a year. " As we all know, we're in this for the long haul, right? LOL

Hope this helps.

Hugs for you and yours!!

Pat (g-ma to , RSS, 4 yrs old, G-Tube, GHT)

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