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growth hormones for 2.5 year old child

my son has been seeing an endocrinologist since he was 9 months. he was diagnosed with hypothyriosism and is really short for his age. i have an appointment on the 9th (we go every 6 months to check his thyriod levels) of feb. and this is the appointment where we will be discussing growth hormones for when he is 3 years old. if his height and weight havent improved she wants to do the hormone deficiany testing. my questions are : has anyone had a child go through the testing? is it awful? if the hormones were needed how has the shot been working out? does your child freak out every day over the shot? side effects? i want to know everything involved from people who have done it first hand. thank you so much.

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Asked by jessiet143 at 2:58 PM on Jan. 26, 2009 in Health

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  • We had the testing done when my oldest stopped growing for 1.5 years. The testing was simple, they drew blood one time. His hormone levels were ok so we didn't end up needing the hormones and took a wait and see approach since he was meeting all his milestones etc. He's 8 now and is still on the smaller side but is growing normally now.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 3:03 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

  • the testing she wants to do is different, she is going to injecthim with insulin i think she said and see if his growth hormones react to it. if they dont she will know he has a deficiancy or something like that. he has never been on the charts and he is only 23 pounds at a years and 7 months. he also has hypothyroid

    Answer by jessiet143 at 3:10 PM on Jan. 26, 2009

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