Today Kayla craved peas. She just wanted them. No explanation. You crave and you shall receive little miss. Drenched in butter. :) (notice the milk shake next to her.. aka scandi shake that alone is 600 calories... tee hee)
ok Kayla.... we're cooking them..............!!! Coming right up.........
Yay! I'll just sit here on my cozy heating pad.
Wait...... not sure if I can do this! You cooked them and seasoned them exactly as I directed
Oh gosh. I AM asking a LOT. hahaha
And we do a ridiculous dance for the peas to go down........
Whatever! It worked!!!! Tonight Kayla got down a whole bowl of peas. Half of a hawaiian roll. One pizza roll. 1/2 of a red apple w/ one scoop of peanut butter. She said that she prayed to God 3 times today over her wanting to gain lbs. God love her!
She did it!!! We all did the happy dance when she finished the last bite! Anthony still doesn't understand why she gets to "pick" her own dinner. Sorry Aj. You won't ever understand that at 4.
It was so funny. Tonight Kayla thought she wanted milk. When she smelled it she thought it smelled like spinach. She gagged. So then of course when Anthony asked for it, he thought it smelled bad and wouldn't drink it. I explained to Kayla (very seriously and very irritatedly that I am NOT working) Remember?? Ok. So smell again and tell your brother that his milk is FINE. She totally understood. Walked around to his side of the table. She held in her want to grimace and said, "Anthony, your lucky. YOUR milk smells normal". He still put up a fight! But over a few rounds of this I saw his fear diminish and his belief in his sister and her senses return. He really trusts her! I pointed this out to her and now it is HER mission to keep her brother healthy.
It was hard watching Kayla go from sitting, to standing, to sitting on her knees while she ate. Her bones on her bottom are jutting out so much that she doesn't have much cushion. She can't sit on hard surfaces for a long period of time before she is in so much pain and has to switch positions. She hates it. We point it out to her.... why she feels that pain. Her back hurts after radiation for the same reason. I am convinced it's not the radiation itself but laying on a hard table. Those backbones are BARE. There isn't much cushion there at all to support her weight. All be it tiny. So, now she is again put into a big sister status. Not a sick person... but BIG SIS. I hope this frame of mind continues. Her being strong affects HIM. And that meant a lot to her tonight. I did a lot of secret whispers in her ear to get her to acknowledge how her presence is affecting him. She gets it. He is aware of her and how she is more sensitive. He will hopefully, in turn, be a bit more gentle. Kayla will hopefully, in turn, be a bit tougher!
Time will tell...........