I have a question.
Is this an okay weight?
DS is 5, autistic with texture adversions in food. While there are some things he cannot eat (they make him throw up) he does eat a crap load of what he can. My DD is 4 and is barely two inches shorter than DS. DD is 36 some odd inches and DS is roughly 38. Both weigh in at a few ounces over 36lbs. They are trying to say that my DS is underweight and have started him on pediasure regimen 3xs a day. Im confused by this seeing how DD is so close in age and size with DS and shes perfectly "healthy"? Im taking him back to his nutritional specialist on the 17th but after speaking with the RN under that specialist she says that his weight is fine but that they will do blood work to determine vitamin nutrient levels. She also said that one of the first presenting signs of a child that isnt thriving is anemia? DS is far from anemic (just had his levels done Aug 27th). Im getting conflicting info from these people and really am at a loss so if anyone has any advice I could really use it right now.
** Well his previous pediatrician is in a world of hurt at the moment. Before anyone asks Ive already lodged complaints with both my insurance company and the Board of Health here about it. We have also since switched Pedis and theyre seeing a very good one now. I took him to his Nutritionist Appointment and was shocked to say the least. The previous Pedi faxed over their records of my son and the Nutritionist confirmed that they infact had only plotted TWO (including last visit) points on his growth chart. My son had been seeing them since 2009. Also the Dr found that the other visit plotted on his growth chart said that he was 39 inches and 38 lbs last apt!!
The nutitionist did all his bloodwork and what not. Everything came back fine! Hes in fact 45 inches and weighs 44 pounds not what that idiot had put on his paperwork. So mysteriously my son grew an obscene amount of inches and gained alot of weight in two weeks. Go figure. The nutritionist said that he is not in a very high percentile (12th) but that he is far from being underweight. We both agreed that we would like to see him in a bit of a higher percentile so we are toning down the pediasure to twice a day every other day basicly. Or primarily when he chooses not to eat etc. But she felt him getting the pediasure three times a day ontop of his regular diet was far into the overkill zone.
Another issue found when they faxed over their paperwork that they have double vaccinated my son twice with MMR and DTAP!!!!!!!!!!!!! So Im really kind of at a loss as to what my options or what I should do. My son is on SSI (Autism and Encephalopathy) and so gets medicaid. The social worker at Childrens Hospital and I sat in her office and made all the calls to medicaid and the state. It was a whirlwind of red tape but between the social worker, me (grammar ugh), and the nutitionist and her attending we sent all the proof to the state office. They reccomended that i contact an attorney immediately. He is now scheduled with another doctor to discuss what if any issues could arise from the double vaccinations.
So I guess Ill update again. I dont want money from those assholes by any means. But they are a moderately large practice that handles MANY disabled peoples cases. I can only imagine what has/hasnt been done for the other people there as a result of their shoddy practices. **