We're not thrilled. Hope has been in such a giddy mood lately we'd think she was on goofballs if we didn't know better. We're anxious about messing with that mojo, but eager to try to learn more about the source of her intermittent bloody up-chucking.
Like most with CdLS, Hope still struggles with feeding, reflux and digestion. We've stuffed her like foie de gras. She's taken to solid foods -- particularly oatmeal and peas -- like Mikey to Life Cereal. Even so, her slow weight gain has slowed even further. She's put on only about a pound over the summer. Our goal of having her hit 10 pounds by 12 months seems unattainable.
If the endoscopy can provide some answers, we'd be thrilled. Our fear is the opposite: We'll subject her to tremendous discomfort and learn nothing. The alternative, of course, is inertia and that does no one's Breck girl any good.
Speaking of which, we're not being modest about Hope's supposed debut in the CdLS Foundation's monthly newsletter. We've heard rumors for a week that her photo graces the pages, but we're stumped.
We play it cool around the mail lady, but peep out the windows in anticipation whenever she's in the neighborhood. Super-duper telekinetic powers to the contrary, our copy has yet to arrive. But prepare for some serious chest-thumping, "Yeah, that's our girlie" when it does.