Hi- My name is Katie, and my son Isaiah was diagnosed with stage 3, intermediate risk NB in Nov. 2008 when he was 8 months old. He started chemotherapy immediatley after being diagnosed, and was no longer interested in eating. Because of this, he missed the whole baby food stage, and transistioning to "big people" food. During therapy he would take a bottle, and he wasn't loosing weight, so the Dr.'s were okay with that. However, he is currently 15 months old and he has not been in the hospital or received any sort of treatment since Feb. We are currently starting the process of our every 90 days scans. Because of all of this, he still gets most of his nutrition from a bottle. We have introduced cow's milk, and he is okay with that. He will occasionally eat some mac and cheese, or a peice of toast, but he isn't eating enough to take away his formula and bottle yet. He really has very little interest in food, and is always leery of what we are giving him. Do any parents have any helpful hints to get him to eat better and wean him off of his bottle? What about any healthy high calorie foods that little ones enjoy. Isaiah is pretty small from his treatments so we like to make sure he is gaining weight.
Any ideas are welcome. Thanks-