Monday, June 20, 2016

4 Pounds of Awesome : The Smile Says It All

We went to the CF clinic today. Orson had a jaw dropping moment in the vitals room. He stood on the scale to see 40 pounds! This is huge! This is big! What a day! He has worked very hard and with a new combination of many changes since the April 19th visit of this year he has gained approximately 4 and 1/2 pounds in 62 days. For a boy who had had trouble keeping weight on for 2 years this is a massive hip hip hooray!

35 pounds 8 ounces to 40 pounds! He was very proud. If I could have been doing backflips through the halls of the hospital I would have! The nutritionist said she hasn't ever seen that big of a gain in that short of time for a kid with the same pattern Orson has had.

He went from the 6th percentile on the CF growth chart to the 61st percentile. So so so huge. What a blessing to his body and what an encouragement to keep up all the work that goes into gaining weight for this boy!

After we were done with our first round of congratulating and cheering for him he told me and my Mom that we should get on the scale and see if anyone would cheer for us. We assured him they wouldn't, but thanked him anyway for the idea. What a day! What a boy! What a needed tender mercy from Heavenly Father! 

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