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Thank goodness my hubby was able to go with me! My son did surprisingly well...he cried, of course, but not thrashing around, tantrum like I had expected. They only needed 4 vials (they were nice enough to find out the absolute minimum they needed beforehand, since he's so small). They also had the neatest little stick-on catch bag for the urine...I'd never seen anything like it before! I had wondered how they wanted me to get urine in a 2.5yo who cares nothing about using the potty. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Anyway, they've got 12 tests to run, and we are waiting to hear back about orders for his bone age x-ray. Then our ped endo appt is June 4 at 8am (that's gonna be fuuuun...DS usually isn't even awake by then!) But at least DH can take that morning off to go with us so I don't have to go alone, especially if I hear bad news.<br><br>
Because DS doesn't seem to have any other issues other than just being very tiny, we doubt there is anything SUPER serious going on, and are truely expecting just a constitutional growth delay diagnosis, but I'm definately concerned that he could have hormone issues. We have plans to go to Australia for a year in January, and I'm sure a diagnosis like that would pretty much kill our chances of going because we'd never be able to get insurance , and I doubt they'd even let us in the country with a kid needing that kind of maintenence care. *sigh*<br><br>
So now we just wait and see.
 

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Constitutional Growth Delay is what Connor was just officially diagnosed with, all of his tests came back normal, bone age was 1-2 standard deviations behind. So...he's just going to be a "late bloomer" according to the endo.<br><br>
I'm so glad the tests went well, here's hoping for a good appt!!
 

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We are having issues with this right now with River as well... Well, we have with other kids as well, but it's worse with our youngest. As soon as he is healthy (he had a week of unexplained fever, immediately followed by a stomach bug) we have a huge lab sheet worth of stuff we have to go get done, they can't do hand x-rays yet cause he's too small. We are also going to do a fat fecal test that I need to schedule through our ped as soon as she is back in the country.<br><br>
The endo and I neither thing we will find anything, but I will admit to being more stressed out this time than before cause he is over a 1lb smaller than his brother and sister were at 1.<br><br>
Anyway, he was right around 6lbs at birth, 9lbs 15ounces I think at 6 months, 13lbs 3ounces at 9 months, and 13lbs 13.8 oz (by our ped on may 4th), 13lbs 13.4oz (by our ped may 10th)13lbs 12 oz (by children's hospital may 10th) and 13lbs 10oz (by the endo may 11th) so somewhere between 13lbs 10oz and 13lbs 14oz and he is 25.25" at 1.<br><br>
Our other kids that had growth issues were Janelle, who was 5lbs 9oz at birth, 12lbs 6oz at 6 months, 17lbs at 1, 15lbs at 18 months, 17lbs at 2 etc...all her tests were fine (except she was diagnosed with sleep apnea at 3, which completely solved her height issues...I mean, she's 25th% now for height, so not at all TALL, but before getting her tonsils out she wasn't close to the charts) and at 7 she finally got into the 3rd% for weight, though now at 7 1/2 she is back off them again. And Travis, who was 6lbs 14oz at birth, 13 1/2lbs at 6 months, 14lbs at 9 months, 14lbs 14oz at 1, 16lbs 14oz at 18 months, 21lbs at 2, and now 19lbs at 2 1/2. He's also really really short, only 17" at birth and only about 27"-28" now at 2 1/2...he's short enough to make below the 3rd% look chubby... We have a family history of some really small adults, fil is 5'1", fil's mom was 4'6" and the rest of fil's family fits inbetween there (with one brother being 5'2", but he is a half brother)...<br><br>
Anyway, lots of positive thoughts that either nothing is wrong and he is just small, or that whatever is wrong is an "easy fix"!
 

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We've already done the fecal fat test and that came back normal, so that's why the ped wanted us to persue an endo appt. DS was 6'10 and 19in at birth, and now at 2.5yrs he's 23lb and 33in (1st percentile or lower in height and weight). His big brother isn't BIG, by any means, but he's consistantly been in the 25th -35th percentile range. And he was a whole pound heavier and almost 3in longer at birth, at the same gestational age. I'm very curious to see what our daugher will be like!
 

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Ohh yea, I always leave him out, Kincaid was a HUGE baby (7lbs 7ounces and 22 3/4" at birth and 17lbs and 28" at 4 months) and then fell down, he settled around the 25th% for weight and 75th% for height at around 2 years old and has been there ever since and is 6 years old now.<br><br>
Janelle has been through all the tests (though, this is the first time a fat fecal test has been suggested, and it was the endo who suggested) when she was little, including bone age and bone density scans...they predicted her adult height when she was 3 to be 4'6"-4'9"...but then we took out her tonsils and so much changed after that, to be that short she'd only grow another 6 1/2"-10" the rest of her life, and she's only 7, so I think she will be at least 5'.
 

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Our other kids that had growth issues were Janelle, who was 5lbs 9oz at birth, 12lbs 6oz at 6 months, 17lbs at 1, 15lbs at 18 months, 17lbs at 2 etc...all her tests were fine (except she was diagnosed with sleep apnea at 3, which completely solved her height issues...I mean, she's 25th% now for height, so not at all TALL, but before getting her tonsils out she wasn't close to the charts)</div>
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just curious what the tonsil connection was? My ds is getting his tonsils/adenoids out in June, and by far my shortest for age child- his sister who is 2y8m younger is close to the same height- shorter by about 2in. Wonder if he will sprout up after getting them out?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">just curious what the tonsil connection was? My ds is getting his tonsils/adenoids out in June, and by far my shortest for age child- his sister who is 2y8m younger is close to the same height- shorter by about 2in. Wonder if he will sprout up after getting them out?</div>
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She got her tonsils out due to severe obstructive sleep apnea. Basically, though your body still makes growth hormones, it does not release or utilize growth hormones till the deepest stages of sleep, and sleep apnea prevented her from getting there. At 3 years old and about 29" she was nearly 4.5" away from being in the 3rd%, at 4 years old and almost 37" she was in the 3rd%, and she has went up the charts every appt. since then, so it really was a dramatic change for her.
 
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