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NO appetite and very underweight...

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  • Posted By: shauna578
  • October 10, 2008
  • 10:09 PM

My son that is now 2 years old is 19 pounds (very underweight) and 34 inches tall. He has had no desire to eat since around 4 months old and this is when his weight gain slowed dramatically. His height has now started to decline on the growth chart, probably from lack of nutrition. He is developmentally normal. He drinks 2 pediasure a day. He is about to have a peg tube put to help with the intake, but I still need an answer. He had an MRI which was normal, a heart echo, also normal, and a renal scan this week which resulted in bilateral hydronephrosis. We have seen an endrocrine doctor, neuro, GI, allergy, and now a Growth and Development specialist. No answers yet. Thanks for any suggestions.

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  • My pastors son had a similar set of symptoms. After several doctors one of them discovered that his adnoids were swollen. He had surgury on his tonsils and adnoids and his son made an excellent recovery. We have no idea why the other doctors missed it but they did. You may want to take him to a throat specialist. Hope this helps.
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    • October 13, 2008
    • 04:39 PM
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