Not the Answer I Expected

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 5 Comments A+ a-

We had THE appointment with the pediatric endocronologist this morning. To understand my state of mind, you should know that this was merely a formality. An expert opinion to reassure us that Hudson merely comes from small genes and we shouldn't be concerned.

I was very unprepared for his concern regarding Hudson's size. Very.

First the good news. The doctor is fairly certain it is not a hormone issue. He is still running the bloodwork to be sure, but he's not worried about it.

He is fairly certain that it's a calorie issue. Either Hudson is a) not consuming enough calories for his activity level or b) his body is not processing the calories he is eating.

At this point, the doctor is completing his panel of blood tests, including celiac disease; we are being referred to a GI specialist; and Hudson gets a high-fat bedtime snack every night. (Its a tough job, but someone has to do it.)

We should have bloodwork results in 2 weeks and we'll keep you posted. Thanks everyone!


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I’m a coffee drinking, book reading, laundry procrastinating, husband and children loving, mess of a woman who believes that chips and salsa can fix anything. We have chickens running around the backyard, a mountain of dishes in the sink, and on any given morning, I have at least 10 school forms that need my signature or initials. It’s a crazy life {I prefer to call it controlled chaos}, but its ours.

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Anonymous
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2:23 PM delete

You are all in our prayers. -Christina & Andy

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Courtney
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3:01 PM delete

He looks so tiny in Jon's arms!

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4:38 PM delete

Praying for your little one..

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Anonymous
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5:22 PM delete

Hope everything turns out jenn! I'm sure it's nothing though!
allison

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Melissa King
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This is so familiar to what we went through with Cody. Let me know if you need any help or support. We did exactly what you are doing. We had to keep food journals with calorie counts, had to see a nutritionist, he had to have eating xrays and a barium swallow xray. Then he had to see an occupational therapist. We went through the ringer too, so let me know if you need ANYTHING!

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