Calista - posted on 04/16/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My daughter was born at 24 wks and weighed 1 lb. 2 oz. She has been at home now for almost one year. She weighed 15 lbs. 10 oz. yesterday at the doctor's visit. The doctor said that she is a little behind on the growth chart (which she always has been) so he put her on a med that is used for allergies or loss of appetite but the side effects are crazy! Its called Cyproheptadine. I have to give it to her 3 times a day. I tried the first dose this morning and then she wouldn't even take her bottle! He did say also that there's a chance she would end up with a feeding tube but its last resort. I just don't understand because she eats good not just big quantities. Anyone else have a child going through the weight issue and if so how do you cope?