My 3 year old has been small from before she was born. She was 6 pounds for almost 2 months before she was born and was born at 6 pounds. The doctor's explanation? "She's petite and will be her entire life more than likely."
Okay.... so I think that's acceptable.
Well, she hasn't been growing as fast as other children and stays in the lower percentiles for her age group. Doctor's explanation? "She's petite and will be her entire life more than likely."
Now in the past few months she hasn't been sick and has lost weight rather than gained it. She hasn't grown any in height and has been eating normally. I have her an appointment to be re-weighed and measured on Friday (earliest they had)....
But what are the possibilities? What could be wrong? What should we be looking for?
Has anyone else ever gone through this? It is a constant struggle to keep weight on her. She is an active child and possibly ADHD (she is almost four and has had symptoms her whole life) but I don't feel like her activity is enough to cause this type of weight loss and inability to gain weight issues.
I'm highly concerned.
FYI: She is only 27 pounds and will be 4 April 5th. I'm not 100% sure on her height.
There are really all kinds of different reason for her lack of growth. She could have GHD(growth hormone deficiency) She may be just be slow to grow. I have a 5 year old that is 33inches tall and about 33lbs.....he has a form of dwarfism called Achondroplasia. Since you are not getting the answers you seek from your Dr., I'd suggest a different Dr. sine she is losing weight. A simple blood test can determine a GHD problem. If that doesn't show up, I would then ask for a geneticist to further evaluate her.
Answer by how_reb at 12:08 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by Jademom07 at 11:56 AM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by pagirl71 at 11:57 AM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by BisketLiss at 11:58 AM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by maxsmom11807 at 12:05 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 12:07 PM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by tnm786 at 12:13 PM on Jan. 24, 2011