I don't normally post things off topic of animals on here. And I have told this story to everyone I have talked to in the past few days because we need all the support and good vibes we can get.
After years of staying on doctors butts about my middle son's weight and height they are finally becoming concerned. Thursday we had a bone age test done. Friday we got the results back. They said that his bone age is that of a 2.8yr old. So in the morning we are going back to the hospital to run more tests and what not. AS his parents and after doing research we feel (again as parents) that he has either Growth Hormone Deficiency or Thyroid Hormone Deficiency. But we really won't know until we get the other test results back hopefully by the end of next week.
So please keep him in your thoughts, prayers, or whatever it is you do. I am not looking for a miracle here just that they get a diagnois quickly so we can get him treatment. Thanks everyone.
At 1 my little sister was the size of a cabbage patch kid.. She seizured and ended up at sick kids. Her pituitary gland doesn't make growth hormone and her thyroid doesn't function properly.
She got off growth hormone at 16 last year, and is average height for a female. But she was one of the first kids they put on 7 day a week bovine growth hormone which eventually became synthetic later on.
In the thyroid and growth deficiency department, if that is what it actually is, it isn't so bad. It's a pain to give shots nightly for years, but she's grown up to be a pretty normal kid. :)
Good luck Rebel. Don't be too scared. If that is the issue, it's fairly easily manageable.
***Edited By: mafiaprincess on 11/19/2006 6:10:02 PM*** Reason: sp
Honestly at of all I read I really see thyroid as the issue. Because when I read about it it says that with THD kids physical and mental development can be sluggish and thats him. His mental and bone as is about the same. Bone age says 2.8yrs and we just redid his IEP and that lists his developmental age as 28mths.
Either way we will get through this like we have everything else.
Ahhh... My little sister is slow. She finally learned how to say more than 4 words in kindergarten... being with chatty little ones helped her immensely. She's in grade 11, and for the most part is with her peers, some things require help, but this wasn't the prognosis the doctor's gave. My parents have tried really hard to help her. It's a hard road, not being my child but seeing what she's gone through in school and such, but *hugs* I think you can do it hun. You are pretty strong. :)
I am so sorry to hear what your son and you are going through! It i so scary when our kids have health issues, we feel so helpless. Been through it with my son...heart condition, surgery at 7 years old. He is cured and a health strong almost 16 years old.
My thoughts and prayers for your family...please keep us posted!!