Low thyroid for my 3 yr old...

Shelly - posted on 11/11/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My daughter is in the hospital right now, sort of for numerous things. It started with a very high fever of 104.4 in ear, so I took her to Urgent Care and they spotted a small amount of pneumonia and thought that maybe we just caught it early. That was on Saturday. Sunday, vomiting, still high fever, lethargic, and kinda listless. Monday I took her back to ER and they admitted her, mainly for dehydration. They checked her GI tract cause she had dried blood in her vomit on sat. and did a ton of blood work and ultra sound. It came back that liver/muscle enzymes were 15x's the normal amount for her age So that caused them a little concern(They are going down now). But now her thyroid level is very low, and the brain function that is supposed to tell her body to produce more is low also and not sending a high signal. We have never had her thyroid checked before and were really shocked to hear this. Anyone else know of a 3 yr old with thyroid problems? The dr is pretty sure she will need medication for it when we leave the hospital.


She is getting tired easily still. And still not taking a lot of solids or liquid by herself. She is undiagnosed with any disorder, so it makes it even harder for the Dr's to get a clear picture of what they are looking for. She has had 3 genetics test and they are all normal. But she is developmentally delayed, can't talk yet, just learned how to walk, had feeding issues, had a g-tube, but was just removed in Aug. been eating orally for over a year. Horseshoe kidney, sacral dimple, high palat, and range from 18 months-3 years for her knowledge level.

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User - posted on 11/12/2009

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hi my 4 year old has underactive thyriod she was diagnosed at 10 months she was put straight on thyroxin as her thyroid gland does not make any throxin at all then she was diagnosed with pradier willi syndrome wen she was 3 years old she has devolopmentall delay her pradier willi syndrome comes from her brain signals

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Shelly - posted on 11/15/2009

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I will definately ask her Pedi on tues when she goes in Jennifer. I have an update. Her thryoid levels normalized and that is why they let us out of the hospital after a 5 day stay, but her LDH Enzyme was still abnormal. We have to get more blood work done to see if the levels have lowered or what our next step is. The Dr was so stumped by her condition that he literally didn't know what to do with all her lab work. There was several different things that kept going up and then down. I will keep updating though as we start to figure out why she got so sick. So far they htink she had a bad virus and caused her to have mytosis, but they don't know what is up with her labs.

Jennifer - posted on 11/14/2009

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MY DAUGHTER HAS WHAT IS CALLED SEPTO OPTIC DYSPLASIA HER OPTIC NERVES DIDNT GROW AND ALSO HER PIT GLAD DOESNT PRODUCE GROWTH HORMONE CORTISOL OR THYROID THAT YOUR DUAGHTERS EPISODE SOUNDS LIKE MY DAUGHTERS WHEN SHE GETS SICK HAVE THE DRS CHECK HER CORTISOL LEVEL TOO IT M,AKES THEM VERY LATHARGIC ANG VERY SICK JUST FROM A COMMON COLD IF THEY DONT PRODUCE CORTISOL FOR IT IS WHAT HELPS THEM WITH PHYSICAL STRESS PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND OUT ANYTHING!!! MY DAUGHTER IS FOUR AND A HALF AND JUST STARTED WALKING AT 3 AND IS ALSO DEVELOPE MENTALLY DELAYED THIS MIGHT NOT BE IT AT ALL BUT WORTH CHECKING OUT

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