First of all, I would like to thank all of you who commented on yesterday's post and offered some wonderful advice and kind words of encouragement. (Big hugs to all of you!)
I had a hard time sleeping last night. Thoughts of my malnourished son kept running through my mind. So this morning, I called a family friend, who also happens to be a nutriologa (nutritionist). I explained our "situation" and she scheduled an appointment for 6pm.
When we arrived at her office, she expressed how shocked she was at Nick's diagnosis, because she knows what a great cook (and mom) I am.
She weighed and measured him. Then she measured his body fat and muscle tone. She checked his blood pressure, skin tone and elasticity, and finally his hair. It was a very thorough physical examination, followed by a bunch of questions about everything from his eating habits and favorite foods, to his physical activity.
Nick is NOT malnourished. But he is slightly underweight for his height.
As far as his diet is concerned, he needs to eat more of the things that he dislikes most, which are pastas and veggies. We were given a food chart that lists what foods (and portions) Nick needs to consume at every meal.
And I was told not to worry...My son is healthy and that is all any mother can ask for.
*For those of you wondering how much a visit to a nutritionist costs in Mexico...we paid 100 pesos. (That's less than 10 U.S. dollars!)