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8 mo boy Failure to thrive dx

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  • Posted By: mjjtdad
  • September 13, 2009
  • 02:58 AM

My 8 month old boy has a diagnosis of FTT. He is under the 3rd percentile for weight gain and height. He is alert to all his surroundings, gibber gabbers, great hand/eye coordination. He just started sitting up on his own but with supervision. He has had a vomiting problem since two months old. We had an upper GI done that came back normal. We just had blood work, fecal fat, and sweat test and awaiting results. We switched formulas at 6 1/2 months old and this cut the vomiting down to almost nothing and his appetite has increased. He has gained 1lb 3 1/2 ounces in the last two weeks.Other than the slow grown he appears to function very normally. I'm just not sure if my wife and I need to do anything different than seeing the gasteroentoligist and nutrionalist. Any suggestions are welcome.

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  • I have heard of a few things that can cause failure to thrive. One is not getting any tummy time(sounds strange but real) and another is their head or first cervical vertebra not sitting straight, for which case finding a pediatric chiropractor would be good.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 11, 2009
    • 08:46 AM
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  • Have they checked of celiac sprue, a gluten intolerance? Failure to thrive and vomiting are two of the symptoms. I vomited almost every night before I elliminated gluten from my diet.
    cozynana 39 Replies
    • October 30, 2009
    • 02:00 PM
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  • Any family history of Cystic fibrosis?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 6, 2009
    • 04:17 PM
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