I am not sure if this is the right place to post this. But I was looking for some advice. My 21 month old daughter is just under 18lbs. So she isnt on the charts for weight. She has been labeled as Failure to thrive. Height is in the 25% and head circ is around 35%. She is allergic to dairy so I believe this is why she has only put on 2 pounds in the second year of her life. But her ped wants me to go to a GI and possibly a geneticist - she has already been cleared by a nephrologist and endocrinologist for problems like bone disease. I have been to a dietician twice and have modified her diet.
But now, I am very concerned about the invasive tests the GI will do. And I am worried they will try a feeding tube. But I am also worried if we don't test and something is wrong that she will be very small (comparatively) for the rest of her life. I'm very confused and scared.
Has anyone been through anything like this? Any insight? Advice?