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Thread: Poor weight gain in 17 month old - Ped GI - what to expect?

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    Default Poor weight gain in 17 month old - Ped GI - what to expect?

    DS has put on very little weight in the last few months. We had a weight check appointment and the dr. said it has gone on too long so he's referring us to a Ped GI. I was able to get an appointment for early July. Just wondering what to expect. Will they be doing tests at that appt or at a later one? Any idea what type of testing will be done and what that entails? TIA
    SAHM to DS1 (Jan. 08) and DS2 (Jan. 10)

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    Default Re: Poor weight gain in 17 month old - Ped GI - what to expect?

    We were referred to our local Children's Hospital after DD2's 18 month appointment. She's pretty petite, but had also lost 1lb over the previous 6 months. They sent us in for bloodwork and a cystic fibrosis sweat test. It took a couple hours, and was terrifying for me, but everything came back normal. She's just fine.

    Sarah- Mommy to Ally (4/16/06) , Katlyn (11/13/07) & Rebekah (10/21/09)
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    Default Re: Poor weight gain in 17 month old - Ped GI - what to expect?

    thoose would be good questions to ask the nurse before the appointment.
    Don't be afraid to call and talk with them before.
    Expect them to tell you that breastmilk is no good and that you should wean.

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    Default Re: Poor weight gain in 17 month old - Ped GI - what to expect?

    Unlikely that they'll do anything invasive the first time you meet them, especially if you haven't been told in advance. Likely they'll do a history and physical exam, and decide whether more tests are needed and what they would be. If you want to be prepared, make sure you know your family history. Also, a food log might be helpful to help you figure out exactly what and how much your LO is eating for 24-48 hours.
    Ellen

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    DS Ethan 12/16/2008
    Breast fed/pumped 11 months as a surgical resident, 80 hours a week at work
    DS Abram Daniel 12/20/2012
    Feel like we've gotten a strong start

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