Helping my 3 1/2 yo slim down
Hello! My husband just found this page and I just signed up. I can’t believe we’ve made it over 3 years and never found this wonderful website. Everyone here sounds amazing!
Our son seems to have a higher level lesion than the most active posters from what I can tell. He needs KAFO’s at the very least, but would do better with either RGO’s or HKAFO’s. We’re on the fence on which is best for him of those 2 high braces, but I just voted for RGO’s because at least then, Lofstrands would be a possibility. So that may give you an idea of his lesion level. I’m not good with the numbers.
He is a little bulky. Not much, but if he were to be slim, like his brother who is this skinny, lanky kid, it would certainly help his ambulation, or at least help his caregivers (Me!) carry him when necessary.
I was wondering if anyone could suggest a diet for him. Since he is a growing child, a typical adult diet doesn’t seem appropriate offhand (such as low/no carb etc).
Could someone steer us in the right direction for how to help him slim down?