Hi all - just wondering if anyone has had any experience of this...everything's been ticking along nicely - Daniel's quite a healthy bod, so we were very surprised when we had a letter saying that he should have some blood tests as his school height check up showed he has fallen on the centiles for height. They also stated that 'although he is not small for a child with DS, he isn't growing as fast as we would like...' SO he's had tests for caeliac disease, thyroid, full blood count (used for leukemia) and other ones to do with his liver and gut and a few others I didn't understand. I'm probably overreacting, but my mind is a whir - I know its best to be safe than sorry, and they are probably covering all bases but...I'm just really surprised as its never been mentioned in any of his regular paediatric appointments. Ive tried to ring the Dr, to help explain, but she's not been available. Has anyone's children had something picked up through a blood test?? HELP! Thanks! xx
Only just seen this - im finding it really difficult to keep up on FB at the moment - and keep forgetting to check here.
Im sure they are being extra careful, but i would worry nontheless also.
Lucys hypothyroidism was picked up on a routine blood test - she has levothyroxine daily unfortunatley we have struggled to get the dosage correct, which became a bit of an ordeal - although fingers crossed that seems to be ok.
The only other thing I can think of does Daniel use an inhaler? Lucy uses the blue and brown one, and I was told this could have an impact on her height, just a thought... Let us know how things go take care xx
Thanks Karen - no he doesn't have an inhaler. So weird all these little things that pop up for our children! Just when you think you know it all...!!! Oh well, just got to cross fingers and wait and see. Thanks all xxx