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28lb, anemic 5yr old

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  • Posted By: Fullerfive
  • May 18, 2012
  • 05:15 PM

I'm at the end of my rope with understanding what is wrong with my child. She's TINY in height and weight compared to her classmates. Her 2 year old brother is bigger than she is. The eat the same diet. Her older sister is normal hight and weight. She still take 2-3 hour naps every day because she EXHAUSTED. She started taking iron drops two months ago along with pedisure every day in attempt to gain calories. No change in weight. Her Pediatrician did a CBC which only showed low white blood count>anemia. She recently developed an open sore on her back (spine) it almost looks like a burn. Her Dr. says she must hit it and forgot. It doesn't look like that at all. She wakes up on some morning vomiting clear liquid for no reason and then will be fine the rest of the day. She recently regressed back to bed wetting after having been dry every night since 2 1/2. @ years ago she became very ill with outstanding high white blood count and high fever. They never figured out why, but treated her with antibitics. Since then she has not been well. Her pediatrician says she's little because basically I'm a bad mother and give in to let her eat what ever she wants because she's a "master manipulator." Which could not be further from the truth. She's referring her to a nutritionist. In my gut I know there's more to her condition then they have uncovered. If anyone can help me, please, please do so.

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  • Iron defficiency or celiac disease she could have that. Keep a log of what she eats and how she reacts to it. Have her tested.
    trulysplenda 9 Replies
    • October 7, 2012
    • 03:12 PM
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