Nolan's appetite picked up a little today. He ate dry cereal and yogurt at breakfast. He didn't seem very hungry for lunch, but we gave him french toast sticks and he ate a few of those - and then he had waffles for dinner. At this point, if he'll eat it, he can have it.
You know those people who always say, "Don't worry - a child won't starve himself?"
Turns out they're wrong.
Before I had kids, I had a list of things we would never do. We would never let the kids sleep in our bed. We would never make a separate meal for them. Lists and lists of "we would nevers."
Then we had a child who would, in fact, starve himself. A child who really does stop breathing at night. A child who not only lacks the sensation of hunger at certain times, but feels full to the point of nausea during these episodes.
He's down to 29 pounds (from a high of 32 pounds - he lost almost 10% of his body weight), but his appetite is coming back. If he wants waffles for dinner, he gets waffles for dinner.
We decided to hold off on C-Pap for one more night, to get him back onto a normal diet tomorrow. If he can eat some real food and keep it down, we'll start C-Pap again Monday night. He had more energy this evening, so things seem to be on the uptick.
In the meantime, I'm stocking up on french toast sticks.