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May 7th, 2010, 07:40 PM
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I am new to this board, but some may have seen me on the preemie, mom of multiples, December 2007, loss of a child. I had twins at 28 weeks due to me having HELLP Syndrome. McKenzie was born weighing 2 pounds 2 ounces and Madison was born weighing 1 pound 9 ounces. They both had IUGR and they had twin to twin syndrome. Madison was born with a Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. She lived for 5 months before she passed away. McKenzie is now 2 1/2 and is about 26 pounds. She has never been classified as Failure to Thrive. I worry about her. She is a very active girl. She eats almost anything but it has to be her idea. She was not on the growth chart until she was over a year. Now she has been on the bottom ever since. Her ped says she is just small and not to worry. What do you girls think?
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May 8th, 2010, 05:05 PM
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First of all I am sorry for your loss hun...
My Abbey was diagnosed with FTTT when she was 5mos old, she had every test under the sun, feeding tubes, and everything came back ok. She finally started outting weight on about 18mos I have come to the conclusion that she is just always going to be small.

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May 17th, 2010, 08:37 AM
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With her being that small at birth I think she is doing wonderfully! She will be small at least for a while due to being so early but if she is proportioned well height to weight than I wouldn't worry as long as she is on her own curve that just falls below normal on a regular curve. You have to keep in mind that in the birth section she was far below the chart...that is where her curve starts. If she has gotten back on the charts already after starting out that small I am excited for her. Check her growth chart and as long as she stays on a curve similar in shape/pattern to that of the lines I wouldn't worry at all... If she has flat lines all over the place I would worry but if she has a steady curve I wouldn't worry.

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