Our poor kids, they can't win can they! lol Haven't got any personal experience of this as fortunately Brodie has always loved his food. Perhaps she's just having a growth spurt and is burning off lot's of energy? Might be worth mentioning it to your health visitor though just to put your mind at rest.
my thoughts were the same as tina when i saw your thread, probably a growth spurt if she's all of a sudden been asking for more food.
i have to say my harry is always asking for food though, if he had his way he would eat 24/7, he is still very little for his age though & doesn't put weight on easily so i don't worry about him eating loads - he probably burns it off as he doesn't stop all day!
see how it goes & if it continues then worth mentioning to lucy's paed to put your mind at rest xxx
well i now know why she was over eating!! Her DR called me yesterday, her tsh levels have doubled since oct/nov time. Her thyroid has gone haywire and she is going to see the dr to start on medication today. (apparantly constant eating can be a sympton along with cold, dry skin, would also explain why her constipation has got much worse too)
I bet she's been feeling really crap and not been able to tell me but at least it can now be sorted.
Hi Karen, I knew thyroid problems were quite common in kids with ds and weight gain/over eating was a symptom but i always assumed it was in older children. Glad your dr is on the ball though and you can get her on medication to sort it out. I know Brodie has a yearly thyroid function test for this, was that what picked up Lucy's? Let us know how she get's on x x
Hi tina yes it was the routine thyroid check that picked it up, although Lucy had moved to 6 monthly checks as the levels were increasing. We still have no medication though, the consultant is on holiday and no one else will deal with her. Spoke to the secretary today that told me she needs thyroxine but will have to wait 1 or 2 weeks as he is the only consultant that deals with the pediatrics....