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    Default 18 month old weight gain.

    So my 18 month old has drastically lost weight. This isn't a new thing, it's been him since he was a baby. In the last three days he's managed to lose pretty much any fat he had on his torso and I don't really know what to do anymore. He doesn't eat, and by doesn't eat I mean at main meals I'm lucky to get two mouthfuls into him. He doesn't snack (unless there's savoys about, even then it's one or maybe two). He can't have any kind of dairy.
    I'm at my wits end. He looks like a skeleton with skin stretched over him. It's gotten to the point he's now getting bruises if he lies down on anything hard.
    He's an active kid and sometimes happy. Mostly not. But sometimes.
    I'm trying to get in to see his dietician right now but its hard to get in to see them. I tried putting him back on the formula he could have but he refuses to have any now. I can't give him full bottles of the rice milk (the only kind he can have as he now reacts to soy milk), because he's starting to react to the rice milk if he has too much of it.

    Any ideas? Anything? I'm worried we're going to end up in the hospital again with the doctors thinking I'm starving him like they did when he was a baby.

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    What does he weigh?

    Would he have smoothies? Sustagen in milk?

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    If I had to guess his weight, I'd be surprised if he was over 5kg.

    He won't have smoothies (tried them) and I think sustagen has milk solids in it which he can't have.

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    I have no ideas - that sounds so scary! But have you tried contacting the hospital, or a health helpline for their suggestions? If it's hard to get in to see the dietitian, I'd be seeing someone else ASAP. I'm usually a "she'll be right" kind of person with kids and health, but what you're describing sounds pretty drastic. I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    If I had to guess his weight, I'd be surprised if he was over 5kg.

    He won't have smoothies (tried them) and I think sustagen has milk solids in it which he can't have.
    Hey Hun if you are worried about your baby's weight the first thing to do is to weigh your baby - there is no room for guessing when health concerns are at play. If you are really worried then stuff the nutritionist - the second thing is to visit your GP, if needed for a referral to a paediatrician.

    Good luck

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    At this point in time I'm thinking it's going to be quicker to take him to the kids ED at the hospital.
    Last time I tried the GPs, I went to three different ones and the child health nurse. And then two different paediatricians at the hospital before someone paid attention. By the time anyone actually listened he was dehydrated enough I could fit three fingers in that bit on his head.
    When we finally got admitted he even lost weight overnight and that was with me not being allowed to feed him. Only the nurses were allowed to.
    His teeth are going clear as well.

    Also, woohoo. Went and weighed him. Almost 9kg. Yay.

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    Will he eat any 'bad' foods? I am thinking more like fatty fried foods over sugary foods.

    Do you have a GP or Paed or anyone you could trust?

    I am also thinking getting to a OT may be helpful in future for feeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    Will he eat any 'bad' foods? I am thinking more like fatty fried foods over sugary foods.

    Do you have a GP or Paed or anyone you could trust?

    I am also thinking getting to a OT may be helpful in future for feeding.
    He'll eat a few chips if he's given them and occasionally a chicken nugget.
    I'm going to try my GP but she's kind of hit and miss on a lot of things. Even the GP that "specialised" in kids just told me I'm tired and need sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennaisme View Post
    At this point in time I'm thinking it's going to be quicker to take him to the kids ED at the hospital.
    Last time I tried the GPs, I went to three different ones and the child health nurse. And then two different paediatricians at the hospital before someone paid attention. By the time anyone actually listened he was dehydrated enough I could fit three fingers in that bit on his head.
    When we finally got admitted he even lost weight overnight and that was with me not being allowed to feed him. Only the nurses were allowed to.
    His teeth are going clear as well.

    Also, woohoo. Went and weighed him. Almost 9kg. Yay.
    Maybe you should take him. That sounds scary. That's what it's there for. If you are worried that he has lost so much weight in the last couple of days it would definitely be worth a trip.

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    Honestly if it were me, and doctors haven't taken it seriously, I'd be going to a children's hospital ER. It sounds drastic and there could be a underlying health issue at play.

    Good luck x

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