My DD 7 was a preemie at 32 weeks weighing 3.5 pounds and has had low weight ever since. She even as a young toddler diagnosed with failure to thrive ( I panicked when the dr told me but was assured it was just to get testing they didn't suspect me of abuse or anything) and we had to visit the dr every month for 6 months and she gained but has never really been on the charts. She weight 35 lbs now. She hates eating. It is a struggle all the time we have so many supplements and do everything in our power to add calories to her diet but the kid hates eating. I have wondered if there are sensory issues. Do any of your children have them? if so how did they get diagnosed? The dr thinks she is just small but she is really small. She has already broken her arm twice and once was just tripping at the playground. The dr keeps dismissing me but I worry all the time about it. Anyone else have anything similar?
UPDATE: WE took her to the dr yesterday apparently my scale was off, eek. She actually weighs 40 lbs YAY!. She says her growth is on track for her height and her history, however she IS anemic and more than likely has sensory issues. My sister has hereditary spherocytosis ( its a blood disorder) and apparently my daughter has some of the same symptoms so we are getting a ton of bloodwork today and the Dr will be working with us on the sensory issues. I am nervous about the anemia since this blood disorder is hereditary, I'm glad her weight is good but now I have this other concern lol.