So...an another update to the Taz man saga!
He has officially been labeled "Failure to Thrive" after not gaining any weight over 3 months (not even so much as an oz). I did try going GF for about 2 weeks. When I mentioned that I thought he might be Celiac, they wanted me to feed him gluten so they could do some testing on him. His elimination schedule just never synced up, and he ended up being back on gluten for about 2 weeks and was miserable. He might have gained 1 oz during about a week on gluten. But that is such a small amount that it is worthless. He could have filled a diaper right afterward and lost more than 1 oz, which would have meant he LOST weight on gluten. Testing on anyone under 3 is highly unreliable, so we are going to suspend testing for now. I am meeting with a nutritionist to plot out a calorie dense, GF, Egg-free, Soy-free, Dairy-Free diet. Until I meet with the nutritionist, I am adding olive oil and coconut oil to his meals. I have to get 1215 cals down him. Which doesn't sound like a lot, until you factor in that this means that for every oz of food he needs to be getting at least 100 calories. I will be taking him in for a weight check in about 2 weeks. Hopefully I can get in to see the nutritionist this week. If I can't, I will just continue to feed him as many calories as I can. He isn't weaned yet, so he is getting somewhere in the range of 20 calories per oz there. The human milk fortifiers are impossible to get for a 9 month old. So I need to continue to nurse him as often as possible to keep him hydrated, and feed him calorie dense meals.