I know that this is a post that I can just re-post over and over again because you have heard this so many times from me before, but we are at our wits end again with Colin and his feeding issues. We are really frustrated because things have seemed to have taken a turn for the worst and we honestly don't know what to do anymore. Colin is currently eating eggs (if we can force them enough), yogurt, pudding, cottage cheese, and ice cream. That's it. What is really upsetting to me is that before Colin had his bout with strep the week before Christmas, Colin was doing so well feeding himself everything and was even trying lots of new things (and even eating pasta for the first time in over a year). However, things have not been the same since and we are progressing in the wrong direction.
Today during breakfast, Colin threw his eggs and didn't want any more, at lunch he ate about 6 bites of cottage cheese and then attempted to throw it, and at dinner, he threw his yogurt when he was only half done. This is a trend that has been continuing every day. At school, we hear that Colin does pretty well during lunch, but we are not seeing the same things at home.
I honestly don't know anymore what the problem is. I don't know if it is a medical issue from the past (reflux? constipation? throat pain?) all of which he takes or has taken medication for, a behavior issue (gaining independence? control?), something related to Down Syndrome (I don't even know what to list here), or just because. We have tried everything. No matter what, it is really frustrating because we honestly don't know what to do anymore. I can tell you that I dread meal time, but try to keep a positive outlook and attitude because of all the potential reasons that could be associated with it. It's tiring though...
Today at dinner when Colin threw his yogurt, I wanted to just cry. He is not losing weight, he is still really active, he seems himself, but just is not eating and it worries me.
Come on Colin...help us out here!