Owen had a follow-up appointment with his geneticist and metabolic nutritionist at Arkansas Children's Hospital yesterday...
We decided to take advantage of this road trip to Little Rock and have lunch at Holly's in Conway. Holly's has some of the BEST home cooking....the hash brown casserole is Josh and I's favorite! I discovered Holly's when I was in PT school and haven't found anything that compares. They're only open for lunch Monday through Friday...so Owen's appointments put us in the area at the perfect time. But...I'm not sure how much longer we'll be able to go without Owen noticing that he's not eating the same thing mommy and daddy are.
The nurses definitely had their hands full. He wouldn't sit still to be weighed, so I had to be weighed first, then hold him and be weighed again. It was also a lot more difficult to keep him entertained for a 2 hour appointment. He played with the toys we brought for him, played with the toys in the waiting room, pulled/tore the paper off the examination table, roamed the halls, flirted with all the nurses, played with the nurses name tags, conned the nurses into giving him toys, etc...I guess you could say he was a handfull!!
Owen was not very happy with the nurses when they took his blood. He was fighting them so much that they had to wrap him up in a blanket and pull one arm out. It ended up taking three nurses...but to say "sorry" they gave him some bubbles.
Owen got to eat his first fast food meal on the way home. We googled the few places and ended up at Chick-fil-a. Their chargrilled chicken sandwich was only 3.5 grams of fat for the whole sandwich. Owen ate about 1/3 of the chicken sandwhich and a cup of diced fruit....he loved every bit of it!! I have a feeling that we're all going to be eating chargrilled chicken sandwiches and fruit at Chick-fil-a really soon. Because...even though he loved his sandwich, he kept trying to get mommy and daddy's fries! After dinner, we let him try out the indoor playground...he seemed a little confused and just kept staring at the other kids.