That's a good catch, Elise. I hadn't noticed that bit on the weight, but you're right. That is really heavy for a child of that age.Thanks for the welcome! And I agree that it seems like Hannah and Bethany, especially, should have gotten a lot more therapy than Kate ever indicated that they had. Poor little girls.
One other odd thing I noticed: She says in Joshua's CaringBridge that he weighed about 70 pounds. That's *really* chunky for seven. It caught my eye because my daughter, who will be seven in a month, is 20 pounds lighter -- and she's a solid little thing. Height/weight charts confirm 70 pounds at age seven is well above average.
Kate mentioned that men in her family were tall, so on its own Joshua being a big kid would make sense. But it doesn't square with her reports of him being terminally ill, g-tube dependent, and barely eating or drinking anything. Wonder if that was another thing that raised alarms with her doctors.
He was likely at the taller end of the spectrum due to genetics. And looking at photos, he looked about average weight to me, so you're right that something doesn't match up there. Esp. where he was supposedly on TPN, then "bites and sips" --- I would have expected significant weight loss, but we never saw that.
In fact, looking at the photo from the wedding --- http://i61.tinypic.com/2ngbmz9.jpg --- he looks as though he has a bit of chub on his cheeks/neck/chin.(At that time, he'd been on TPN for a few weeks and TPN is usually just enough to maintain your weight.)
So maybe he *was* that heavy and it was a slip up on her part to mention it.
You're right that a normal weight (or slightly above normal weight) would be quite odd for a dying child living on bites and sips and who was said to be at risk of dying due to starvation. I doubt it could be water weight; not likely as she said Josh made her scale back on the feeds so he was getting less fluid per day.
I too wonder if his seemingly normal weight was a tip off to physicians.