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July 3rd, 2007, 08:02 AM
OneHappyMama OneHappyMama is offline
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I would try not to panic yet... Andrew has been diagnosed FTT at around a year as well since starting at around 9 months old he was only around 3 % for height and weight. He is 21 months now and at 20 months he was only 19 lbs. We have never been admitted to the hospital because of it, but we have been going to Children's Hospital here. We have been to a GI SPecialist, cardiologist, and will be going to an endicronologist in August. They have done so many tests on him including CF, liver, kidney diseases and everything else you can imagine. So far everything has been negative. Andrew is a very picky eater and sometimes won't even eat dinner. He drinks 2 bottles of pediasure a day for extra calories and nutrition. He has never lost weight, which is a good thing. Which from looking at the growth chart you posted, your daughter hasn't lost weight. So that is a good thing! Your doctor will probably refer you to some specialists who will do tests on your daughter to make sure it isn't an underlying problem. To me at a year and she is 17 lbs 9 oz, that is very good. My son will be 2 in a few months and I am hoping he will be 20 lbs by then Anyway, since all of the tests so far have been negative, we have been refered to an endicronoligist to see if it is a growth hormone issue. I still think he is just a small kid. He is a picky eater, but is very active. If you ever need to talk, feel free to pm me and I can send you my email address. I know how you feel and it is hard not to worry because they are your baby. Please keep us updated.

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