Saturday, February 09, 2008

Toronto Sick Kids, Here we come!

Dave, Annika , and myself are heading to "the big city" on Monday. We will be staying a Sick Kids for a G tube placement. Annika is now in the 3rd percentile for weight and height. We have done all the tests and she burns 27-29% more calories than a average child, at rest. She needs to take in about 3300+ calories a day. This is proving to be a hard endeavour. She eats a lot of food, but we can't seem to get the weight to stick. She is starting to go through that fussy 3 year old stage, so the decision had been made by the doctors and us to have it placed now. I want it totally healed before summer, so she can swim, and do the "normal"summer things. My whole summer was shot last year because of my tube! We also want some weight on her before she starts school. One serious infection would strip the pounds off her. We can't afford that to happen.

So please add us to your prayers. And please check back often to this blog spot for updates. They expect us to be in hospital for 3-5 days. Let hope that is all.

Annika and I both have a cold right now, and we are trying to keep it out of our chests, so the procedure won't be delayed.

Take care. Signing off for now.