Thank you Ladies!!!
Nextcommercial, that is sad. I am kinda wishing I *had* this option years ago for him. I have watched the heartache and emotional turmoil my son has gone through in the past 5 years.
My son is in the -1 % for his weight and just under the 3% for his height. We have put this off for many years. I *knew* by 10 that he was not growing properly.. but wanted to give his body the 'chance' to take off.
Well, after 5 bone age scans and now the Endro we are faced with the decision of doing the Growth Hormone Therapy for the next 4-5 years, every single day. He wants to do it. I asked him if there was ANYTHING that made him question/not want this, he said yes... THE MONEY, awe! It is approx $40,000.00 per year, woah! Thank the G*ds we have insurance that would cover the Hormone Therapy!!!
From what I understand, there is no 'long term' research for this....? From what the Dr says, he has approx 4-5 yrs to grow to his potential height, IF WE START NOW.. but if we put it off, less the chance of him reaching his potential height. She said, if his potential height is 5'10 he would most likely be only 5'4 with out the Therapy. I do not want that for my child!
The other issue we have is, Grammy, who belives you can cure/fix ANYTHING with a Chiropractor (which I adore ours!!!) Biofeedback and her Quantum Laser. She is.. well, as my Partner sums her up in ONE WORD, very "abrasive"!!! She does not care if you want to hear HER OPINION, which is always right, you are going to hear it! I know we could hide it for some time, but 4 years is a loooong time to hide Hormones in your fridge with out them eventually being noticed!
I get the alternative aspect of medicine, I agree with MANY alternative therapy/remedies... However, This has gone on all to long, it is time to help my son. NOT to make him suffer long and 'wait' for a stupid $5,000.00 laser to make him grow, kwim/