My almost 4 year old daughter (April 5th is her birthday) is only 27 pounds. She has lost about 2 pounds in the past month and a half. She has grown a quarter of an inch (so nothing huge there).
I took her to the doctor because I am concerned about her size. They did a blood panel to test her thyroid and a few other things which I got the results of and they are that nothing is wrong.
So I asked to be referred to an Endocrynologist. I hate to see them draw her blood and what not, but I am super worried about her. The doctors office keeps telling me she is just petite and may always be or that she may begin to grow soon.
Am I jumping the gun to request to see the specialist?
**EDIT: I forgot to add that she was typically in the 5% range for size, she is no longer going up on the chart and is leveling off and starting to dip down on the growth chart. :( **
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