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Posted by kisha on May 04, 2003 at 05:50:39:
In Reply to: thanks and one more question posted by J-Cal on May 03, 2003 at 22:42:28:
I have been rehabing a dangerously thin PTS for the last 2 months. She was 430g when she arrived in March, with ribs and pelvic bones clearly visible. I made sure that she had fresh greens and a healthy pothos to munch on when she wanted, but she did not seem to have much appetite. I began hand feeding, not force feeding, mango slices, papya, melon, and her favorite sweet potato baby food. The baby food was thinned a bit with pedialite, to battle dehydration. After 2 months she weighs in at a whopping 683g and has resumed eating well on her own, she is also defficating regularly (she hardly went at all before). I stopped the babyfood when I noticed her appetite returning, but I am still offering more fruit than I normally would and will continue this untill her body mass returns to normal- she is still thin and her pelvic bones are still visible, but she is gaining weight and now has the clasic pearshaped belly that we all love!
Hope this gives you ideas