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Desperate to help my 9 year old daughter

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  • Posted By: softballmom73
  • January 21, 2008
  • 03:10 AM

Somebody please help!!! Here are her symptoms:

* Red face
* Buffalo hump
* Obesity
* Dry skin
* Dandruff
* HUGE tonsils that are never infected
* Always has LOTS of dark ear wax
* Fine red bumps on back of arms
* Moon face
* Pubic hair
* Feet measure a womans size 9
* Heart races sometimes even when at rest
* Easily fatigued
* Hair texture changed from soft to coarse and VERY curly
* Dark pigmentation around back of her neck

She was sent to Texas Children's to see a Pediatric Endocrinologist after a bone age scan came back with a result of 11 years old. She was 7 years and 10 months at the time. Unfortunately, the Endocrinolgist was quick to judgement. Said that bone age scans are not accurate. Wanted to repeat some blood work that the pedi already ran and referred her to a nutritionist. Interestingly, her cholesterol levels that were high the first go-round came back perfectly normal. BUT, her insulin levels that were normal tripled!! C-Peptide readings were high as well. Other tests that were ran that were all normal included prolactin, testosterone, coritsol, thyroid, and a few other hormones that I can't think of. Her diet is NOT the problem. She eats a low-fat diet as does the rest of our family. She has an older sister and a younger brother both of whom are of average height and below average weight (20th percentile). We all eat the same diet by the way. Her father and I are both average weight and height also. Yet, she continues to gain weight rapidly. (8 pounds in less that 1 month as of late). In the last year, she has gained a little over 20 pounds and there is no end in sight. She plays softball and takes 4 dance classes as well as P.E. in school and walking at the track every chance we get. What would you do if this were your child? HELP!!!!!!

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