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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 8, 2008
  • 00:09 PM

My grandson is 2 1/2 and is so very cute. He is only 19 lbs and cannot walk. When my daughter was pregnant, they said he would be a dwarf. Not the case. His limbs are in proportion to his body. His head was very big for his body for a while. They have diagnosed him with failure to thrive. Celiac has been ruled out, all blood tests are normal, his teeth are erupting on time, his stools are not normal, his abdoman is usually distended, he waves his both hands frequently, he can say many words, but repeats words and gets fixated on certain things (like opening and closing doors). The corpus collosal part of his brain was said to be underdeveloped at birth. Mom had an emergency C-Section due to the stress on him. He had low birth weight. He is low on a growth hormone. Surgery was performed to straighten his penis and to assend a testicle. Can anyone help. Too many doctors, tests, and no answers. I know I have not listed all tests and results. But this is a start.

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  • Hi Whats Next, As a grandmother myself, I understand your fears and concerns. I have a grandson who is somewhat like your grandson. Failure to thrive in the beginning and very weak and slow to develop. With the larger head as you wrote about I would look into structural issues which a physical therapist or specialist in cranial sacral adjustment might help. My grandson had this issue but his parents wouldn't go to have him checked out that way. He followed along the slow path of a child who needed this easy answer. He is now 12 years old with some special issues, although, he is healthy, he is still slow and has focus issues... his was anything that spinned like wheels. There are lots of possibilities and it is so difficult since the child can offer much help in figure this out. How is his mother's health? Does she have any symptoms of anything? That could be a clue --even small things might relate to this child's issues. Good Luck Grandma... If you want to email me privately, let me know.
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