Failure to Thrive 3: Tokyo Drift

Failure to Thrive 3: Tokyo Drift

If you missed the Fast and the Furious reference and thought this was going to be a blog about us going to Tokyo… then I suggest you go watch the Fast and the Furious movies.

We had our appointment with the Pediatrician this afternoon. They measured Jake’s height and weight and he is back on track!! He is back on a curve and no longer in the 1 percentile for weight or height. We are so relieved to no longer have to count calories and worry about the amount of food he is intaking. Now, our Pedi will send Jake’s data to the GI at Children’s Medical Hospital and he will officially give us the thumbs up and clear us. There is a chance that the GI will want to do one final blood test to ensure Jake’s liver enzyme levels are back to normal (the last two tests were high). So we may have one more test to go but the Pedi said everything looked great!

In the midst of the good news, I found some more things to worry about. The Pedi said that Jake “needs to get at least one tooth by 12 months” and so of course I spiraled just a tiny bit. When do parents ever stop worrying about their kids?! Joe was quick to remind me that we don’t need to worry about anything. Again, the reoccurring theme: God is in control and we are not. So as we say goodbye to the Failure to Thrive diagnosis, we enter the great unknown that is Jake’s life. We are excited to see what God has in store for our little guy and how he will sanctify Joe and I in the process.

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