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