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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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Weigh-Day for Wing Nut

Three weeks ago when we started Wing Nut on Periactin, I definitely had hopes that he would be gaining some weight. I was thinking that he would gain a few pounds a month and it would be a gradual increase. When we weighed him after the first 10 days and he gained just over 5 pounds, we were super excited, but I wasn’t sure if it would be a quick gain followed by nothing or if he would continue to gain quickly.

I am just as excited tonight after weighing him as I was the first time. He did not gain as much as he did the first time, but he gained 2.5 pounds and that was enough to put him in the “Healthy Weight” range, at least according to the Wii Fit. He is up to 53 pounds and for the first time in years he is not considered to be Underweight.

His weight gain has been such a blessing. I am so relieved that he is finally gaining weigh. There is a chance that this will jump start his appetite and after 3 months we will wean him down of f the periactin and he will still have a good appetite.

There have been other positives to his overall well being as well. He  says that he doesn’t wake up in the middle of the night as often and feels more rested in the morning. He wakes up in a good mood ready to start the day, instead of stumbling down the stairs looking like he only had 2 hours of sleep. His mood is much lighter, he is more agreeable and helps out around the house with much less complaining.

We are so excited and curious to see how much more weight he gains over the next couple of months!

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4 Responses to Weigh-Day for Wing Nut

  1. Grammy on April 16, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    This is so encouraging. I can’t wait to see how this all comes together for him.

    • Hazel Nut on April 17, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      I know! He eats non-stop now. I just hope he keeps the weight on when we take him off the periactin.

  2. Trooppetrie on April 14, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Is this for allergies. I am pretty sure this is what we put my daughter on a couple of years ago to encourage weight gain. It did not work well. She is doing much better now. I am praising with you on this. I understand the growth issues
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    • Hazel Nut on April 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm

      It is an antihistamine, but is a much smaller dose than what they would prescribe for them. His allergies seem to be much better this year though. His GI dr said that he can still have his usual dose for allergy medicine, but I don’t see any reason for it so far.

      His weight gain is such a relief!

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