Mary - posted on 08/18/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My beautiful daughter is 10 years old and was diagnosed as Growth Hormone Deficient the other day after she had a Growth Hormone Stimulation test. Her level was 7.1. The Endocrin said this was "borderline." Apparently anything under 10 is deficient by Insurance company's standards. Her bone age shows a predicted height of 4'11.5" give or take 2" but because she was SGA(Small for Gestational Age-29 week preemie-14 inches long), the doctor predicts she'll be even shorter. Maybe 4'9". But one never knows. I'm scared of long term, unknown effects of doing GHT but I'm conflicted about getting her on therapy. I'd love to see her blossom into a full grown adult. Does anyone have any advice? Are there negative long term effects documented?