Thursday, October 7, 2010

Follow Up Endo Appointment

Sean had his follow up endo appointment this morning. (If you don't know about the first appointment read this: first endo appointment ) Today's appointment was so much better. We saw Dr Gyuricsko this time. First of all, the man has bedside manners!! He had Sean smiling and laughing in no time. Sean even gave him a high five at the end. This is big! Our last visit ended with 2 screaming kids and 2 frustrated parents. Dr G also did a very good job explaining things instead of assuming I understood why. He explained the bone age scan that was done a few months ago. He disagreed with the radiologist...but also said that it's b/c the radiologist doesn't read these as much as they read xrays for fractures and such. Sean's bone age is between 2 years 8 months and 3 years. Right on track. Dr G also mention how it's really not easy to pick up on things on the bone age scan at this age. At this age, there are still some bones in the wrist that haven't formed. It's more reliable at 5 years. So, if he's still having growth issues at 5 years old, they'll reorder the bone age.

As things would have it, Sean has had a big growth spurt. In the last 3 months he has grown 4 lbs and 1 1/4 in! That's the most he's ever grown! He's almost at the 5th percentile! The doctor is speculating that he may be trying to catch up because in the last 3 months he has grown faster than normal kids grow. On the growth rate chart, he's at the 90% mark for the past 3 months. This is a wonderful sign. Because he has no other problems right now and he has had this growth spurt, Dr G is not ordering any more tests for now. We are going to wait and see. We go back in 6 months.

Next week Sean has a follow up appointment with the G.I.

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