Heather - posted on 05/11/2012 ( 43 moms have responded )
Here's my son's story: My son is 19 months old and has always had a weight issue. He is very tiny for his age, but i see kids who seem very tiny too for their age. His weight has gotten to the point that at his 15 month check up he lost weight, only .3 oz, but his doctor worried and wanted to run tests on him. Since that check up he has not gained nor lost any weight. He has been at 20 lbs for the last 4 months. His tests were coming back normal till the last one. The "Sweat Test". To test for CF (Cystic Fibrosis). He had to take it twice and both came back borderline. Meaning he may have CF. So we just had his blood drawn which will officially determine if he has CF. If it comes back that he does not have CF they want to do all of these other tests to figure out why his "Sweat Test" came back borderline. If that becomes the issue i dont know how many tests I, especially my SON, can handle! I just don't know what to do? I just don't want to torture my son, but i do want to make sure he is healthy! I'm all over the place right now, not knowing what to do. Is his doctor going over board with this .3 oz weight loss or is this the right thing to be doing?! I need to know from another mom's point of view. I don't know many other moms with young kids!