We just discovered that Gavin’s lost over 10 pounds in recent weeks. Gavin’s down to about 117 pounds from almost 130 pounds in the last 5 or 6 weeks.
It’s really hard to notice this unless we are actually weighing him frequently.
Gavin always wears long sleeves and pants, regardless of how hot it is outside. We had stopped weighing him all the time because he was no longer losing weight and had actually gain weight, topping out around 130 pounds.
With everything going on behaviorally, this slipped through the cracks and I feel really bad about that. This has got me really on edge as well because there’s no obvious cause….
Gavin’s eating tons and he’s still losing weight.
It’s always something and it’s never good. Last Friday, Dr. Moodley expressed concern about how much muscle he’s lost since he was last seen.
Again, Gavin’s very, very thin. He’s thin even when he had his weight up.
I’m not sure what we do from here but I would think a trip to his gastroenterologist at the Cleveland Clinic. That’s probably the first place we should go. All his blood work has checked out okay so we need to look deeper.
We’ll just have to add that to the list of trips we have to make to (but can’t afford) Cleveland.
Now that we are aware of the problem, we have to get this checked out and resolved ASAP. I’m going to try not to freak out about this until we have reason to.
Right now he’s just losing weight again…
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Is he healthy otherwise? My friend/former coworker had to fight hard to convince his doctor he wasn’t anorexic because he was so super thin. He ate like a horse but was just a skinny guy. Hope you guys figure out what’s wrong.
No he’s not healthy. He actually has very, very fragile health.
Don’t beat yourself up for not realizing his weight loss. Like you said you wouldn’t have thought about it unless you were in the habit of weighing him on a regular basis. Maybe he got taller. As long as he is eating enough food, I wouldn’t worry too much. Hopefully, you can find a way for him to put on some weight. Maybe add ensure, add cheese to every meal, or give him some whole milk several times a week.
As soon as we get him into the doctor, we will probably see a nutritionist….. Thanks again for the kind words.
While we’re chatting here, I added you to my auto tweet on triberr. I’m not sure if it’s working though.