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Little T's bone age is delayed

This morning, we received Little T's bone age report.  According to his bone age, Little T is between 1 year 3 months and 1 year 6 months.  Chronologically he's 2 years and 1/2  amonth.   Obviously it's sad that his growth is delayed, but mostly I'm hugely relieved.  See, I already knew something was wrong.  Now we have hard data to confirm it.  To me, it also explains why he took so long to walk.  Your bones have to grow enough to support walking.  It also means he's not destined to life as a shrimp if we can fix the problem.  Though his current height and weight are a lot closer to the 50th percentile for between 1 year and 1 year 3 months.

Next stop is the endocrinologist.

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yes_justice
Oct. 2nd, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
Go Little T!
poets_hand
Oct. 2nd, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC)
Is there something they can do for him?
waterowl
Oct. 3rd, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, we're going to see an endocrinologist on Monday.
jennyrob
Oct. 3rd, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
Given all the medical treatments he had, it would be surprising if he *wasn't* affected by them. Have you seen this about GH?

http://www.survivorshipguidelines.org/pdf/GrowthHormoneDeficiency.pdf

He didn't have any brain or facial-related radiation, but he had a lot of steroids and chemo.

It's pretty easy to treat now. Do they use synthetic GH yet? In a book about prions, they found out about a Mad Cow-like disease caused by prions in brains that were used to make GH for those lacking it. I think there is synthetic GH now, but I'm not sure.
waterowl
Oct. 4th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
I deliberately haven't looked up anything because I have no data about his hormones. I imagine the endocrinologist will do a blood test. And any hormone supplement like GH would have be weighed against the possible effect on his tumor.
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