Tomorrow afternoon he's going to be held down by yours truly so that some mean phlebotomist can draw some blood from his cutie pie little arm.
We had a 9 month check up on Saturday, and Jack's weight gain has dropped significantly in the last 2 months. He is still gaining weight, but went from the 75th to 40th percentile. The doc thinks he might have Celiac which is an inability to process glutens. When people with Celiac disease eat foods that contain gluten, an inflammatory reaction occurs that can damage the small intestine and inhibit the absorption of nutrients (per WebMD).
The blood test will show if he can tolerate glutens, and I'm hoping that it comes back clear. That being said, I've cut a lot of wheat out of my diet since Saturday, and Jack has had the best two nights of sleep since he was 2 months old.
If the test shows that it isn't Celiac, then the decline in weight gain could just be a result of his extreme wiggliness.
I appreciate any prayers or good thoughts you can spare for Jack's guts!