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4 yr old niece 57lb does not talk

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  • Posted By: cehmad
  • May 20, 2009
  • 01:15 AM

I am perplexed over my 4 yr old niece. Since a couple of months after her birth she has always been extremely large. She did not start walking until she was almost 2, and does not talk, she only jibbers. She seems to be rather smart, she understands and hears what you ask her and she does it. Mild tempered child. 57lbs to date. Will only eat crunchy foods, and is always drinking water by the gallons. She has been tested for diabetits, putuatary tumors, autism, and every test they run comes back normal. This child is not normal. My cousin does not know what to do, she had tried everything, and she is not over weight because she over eats, they have been monitoring your food in take since she was 6 months old, no matter what she eats, she continues to get bigger.

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  • i know you mentioned the pituitary tumors, but have they tested her for Cushings Disease? which is a pituitary disorder...but i dont think necessarily needs a tumor. (i am NOT a doctor or nurse!) but the symptoms on the list include weight gain and mental disorders such as learning disabilities and impairment.....http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/c/cushings_syndrome/symptoms.htm
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  • I'm wondering if your niece has seen a geneticist.
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