Alison - posted on 02/14/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hello everyone! My daughter got her pacemaker when she was 6 months old, and she is now a very active 2.5 year old. The only issue we still have with her is that she is not gaining weight very well. She is NOT a good eater. This was the original tip-off that there was a problem when she was around 3 months old, and they thought once she had the pacemaker she would start eating well. At her two year check-up she met with our new pediatrician, and she had gained only about an ounce or two since her 18 month check-up. She has given us things to feed her to get her to fatten up, but she still doesn't eat well, and she seems to enjoy healthier food over most.
I'm just writing to see if anyone else has had this problem with a child with a pacemaker? I know it could be genetics, and just the way she is (I was 0% in height and weight growing up, and my husband is only in 28" pants). But I just worry since they don't know what caused the 3rd degree heart block, that there is still something else going on. She is 40% in height, but her weight is only 3%, and that makes her BMI extremely low. Thanks!