my child is underweight and

Robin - posted on 06/16/2016 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Took my daughter to her wellness check up she is six years old and 35 poundd . she is a picky eater but very energetic. She had a metabolic panel and her angiom gap came back too high. She had heart sergury at seven months and all I see online is she might have diabetes or kidney disease.anybody child had adnormal blood test results? I'm new here and hello all

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Ev - posted on 06/16/2016

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Just keep your chins up and hope for the best. I have not had this issue like you have described but I always wondered if she would gain weight. Her brother was total opposite of her. At 1 he was 30 pounds and 33.3 inches tall and she was only 15 lbs I think and short. At 2 she was 20 some pounds and 33.3 inches tall. By the time he was 2 he was 37 inches tall and 40 pounds. At 9 she was about 50 lbs and he was was not far behind her. And he was half of her height growing up. Now at 19 he is 6 feet 3 inches. She is 5 feet and 6 inches. He is not fat. She weighed nearly 7 lbs. And my son was a solid 8 lbs.

Ev - posted on 06/16/2016

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I would not trust much of what you read online as far as diagnosing a child. Wait until your child is diagnosed by her doctor. My daughter was that weight at 6 to 7 years of age and she was also thin. She ate everything in sight. As long as she has energy and is doing well and eating good and following doctor's orders then she should be just fine. I might also add my daughter went to college and some thought she had anorexia and told someone about it and she had to go see the health nurse. She was normal for her size. She wore a size 2 dress at prom her senior year and she is back down to a size 2 after having two babies and they are 4 and 2 years old.

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Robin - posted on 06/16/2016

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Thanks for responding. Talk to doc today. She said they r looking for tubular acidosis. So nervous. She has to get re tested after fourth of July

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