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Kids and Hypothyroid

Friday, November 11, 2016

This Monday we took our six year-old to the GI doctor. She has had digestive issues since she was two. The doctor proceeded to tell us she was really worried about our little girl and thought she thought she had hypothyroidism. Her diagnosis was not limited to that and so we are in wait and see mode now. This week is a bunch of tests and the poor thing is on day three of a colon cleanse. Despite all this, she is in great spirits. However, we need to go take her for blood soon and I dread the moment.

I was diagnosed with hypothryoid last year, my mom has it and so does my grandmother. It is so strange to me that my grandmother and I battle our weight but my mom and my daughter are tiny. My daughter falls into the 19th percentile for weight. That is part of the reason they are worried, she is not growing too well. I guess time will tell what is going on, and I am just taking it one day at a time, as always. In the mean time, lots of fiber in our diets.
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    I am so sorry to hear that your daughter and your family are going through this. It is so frightening to have a sick child. I am not familiar with hypothyroidism very much but one of my co-workers had it and he had to have his thyroid removed. I wish your daughter and your family well.
    1371 days ago
    Thanks guys. Stretchy thanks for sharing, sometimes this whole journey with my kids feels pretty lonely.
    1371 days ago
    My 15 year old was recently diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease & ulcerative colitis to be specific. It's been pretty horrific and hard to wrap the brain around. It's hard to see your baby sick. Keep searching for answers. They need us!
    1371 days ago
    Hope she is feeling better soon.
    1371 days ago
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