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My 7-year-old has Hashimoto's

Postby raetay » Thu Nov 19, 2009 04:42 pm

by raetay (56 Posts), Thu Nov 19, 2009 04:42 pm

He's tiny and always has been. He weighs 33 pounds and is 37 inches tall. Definitely the smallest in his class by far. Weight and growth have been issues since birth. But in August, the pediatric endocrinologist finally found a failing thyroid. It was such a relief to finally have an answer to his poor growth. He's been on synthroid for three months and already grown an inch (his average was 1.5/year). I wondered if it had to do with his early delivery, like did his thryoid just not develop correctly. But from what I can find on Hashimoto's, it appears to be an autoimmune disease that is genetic. (Thryoid problems run in my husband's family). Here's hoping he'll make it to the growth chart!
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Re : My 7-year-old has Hashimoto's

Postby kara » Thu Nov 19, 2009 05:09 pm

by kara (6614 Posts), Thu Nov 19, 2009 05:09 pm

Wow!! I'm glad you pushed and found this out. He is quite small for his age. I'm glad that the synthroid seems to be making a difference already. Keep us posted on his progress.
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Re : My 7-year-old has Hashimoto's

Postby jmom08 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 05:18 pm

by jmom08 (486 Posts), Thu Nov 19, 2009 05:18 pm

((hugs)) I have a good friend with Hashimoto's, and she is doing so much better after her diagnosis. That is wonderful your son has grown an inch in three months! :)
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Re : My 7-year-old has Hashimoto's

Postby trish » Fri Nov 20, 2009 09:51 pm

by trish (2949 Posts), Fri Nov 20, 2009 09:51 pm

Wow - he's slightly smaller than my 4 1/2 year old - and she's pretty small for 4! So glad you have some answers & that the synthroid has already made such a difference!! What a relief that must be for both of you.
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