Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wait and See

The toddler was an angel with the specialist. All the things she did to alarm the pediatrician, did not make an appearance for the specialist.

Unfortunately, today was a command performance and the toddler did not play her part.

Not surprisingly, they did not see anything that alarmed them. Blood work was ordered and we go back for some follow-up in a few months.

There is some thinking this is all due to the toddler being a giantess in training. Seriously. How many 2 year olds do you know who are 40" tall already? Not many I would wager. And I remember how bad growing pains can be, so if that's her issue, it would offer a good explanation of what we've observed.

On one hand, I am relieved. These people see seriously sick every day and the toddler doesn't look sick to them. That is good.

On the other, talking with been-there-done-there parents, the toddler's symptoms fit a condition where all testing looks normal except for the problem. It will be interesting to see what they make of today's doctor's visit.

So we'll see. Time will tell. For the time being, I'm just not going to worry about it. All the experts say she is fine, so she must be fine. I'll keep an eye on her, but beyond that there's nothing I can do that I haven't already done, right?

I guess if things continue and the specialist doesn't see it, I'll look for a doc specializing in that one condition just to rule it out. After which point, we'll just officially label the toddler her mother's daughter, which is diagnosis enough for a lifetime.


  1. Heh. I have one of those. 44" 3 yr old. Vegetarian no less. Her pediatrician said to me, "At some point we're going to want to see her growth start to taper off and rejoin the growth chart."

    Her younger brother isn't far behind.

  2. My neice is one of those. 35" 19-month-old. Crazy thing is that said neice is off the growth chart for height... and 45th percentile for weight. She's a tall, skinny kid.


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