Katherine - posted on 02/03/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I have 3 children , the oldest is small for her age- underweight but not severely. The 2nd had IUGR (Intrauterine growth restriction), was SGA(small for gestastional age) and dx with FTT ( failure to thrive) at age 1 because she was losing weight. That was when she was weaned off breastmilk and was hospitalized. Since that time we have been back and forth to Childrens' in Boston and to 1 million depts (Genetics, Endocrine, Metabolism, and GI)- no real answers for 2 years- everything is a bit off but nothing is a true dx. The top 2 choices have been CF or celiac disease- but not confirmed. SHe will be 3 next month and weighhs 23 lbs and is 30 inches tall. Now the baby is following the same pattern- losing weight, falling off the growth charts. Anyone been through something similar? Any ideas? Suggestions?