Saturday, October 24, 2009

Grace is refusing to eat...

for 4 days now....

Sigh....I just don't know what is wrong with her!!!! On Wednesday, all of a sudden, she refuses to eat anything solid, all she wants were milk, "nen nen", water (either plain or sweeten). The day before, she was still ok with eating. I was in terribly bad mood on Wednesday, as I was worried for the reason why she'd stop eating. I, of course, scolded her, which I very much regretted after that, but I just can't help it, the fear that she might not get enough food and the anger that she wasted all my effort in getting the food cooked.

Well, she claimed that she had a sore throat and often gag when she put some solid food into her mouth, then either drinking water to help herself swallow or spit it out. I brought her to the doctor and the doctor said that there's slight redness in her throat. Ok, now all we thought was, right sore throat, that's why.

So on Thursday, I cooked chicken porridge (fit for very young babies) for her. During lunch she, at least, tried to eat about 10 spoonful but during dinner, she just refused to eat at all. Also in the evening, I offered her some ice-cream, which she initially refused, in tears, to eat, but after some persuasion, she finished it. But still no luck on other solid, even her all time favourite, Vitamin C.

Then on Friday, for fear that her sore throat might had worsen, I took her to the specialist. The doctor checked and there's no problem at all. Even the throat is ok. Doctor gave her some syrup to boost her appetite and suggested that if her condition never improve in 1 week, he'll do a urine test. After some thought, I remember her telling me some lower abdomen pain and so I insisted on a urine test. And the result, no urine infection or what-so-ever.

So, what could be the reason?!?!? No fever, no flu, no cough and extremely active at all times except for meal times! She looks hungry, wanted to eat, but just couldn't get it down her throat.

Today, she seems to be eating a little of crepe that I made and some biscuits with coffee (and yes....coffee, the black type). I've no choice but to let her, as long as she'd got something into her stomach.

All readers out there, do you ever encounter such situation before? What can I do next? I'm anxious and worried.

2 comments:

Liana Lioe said...

How is she now? Pity her...
Hope her appetite will back to normal soon.

YD, sometimes with Samantha and June said...

How about try giving her some apple sauce?