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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Verdict Is In

Today I took Trevor to the pediatrician for a weight check. As you may remember when we took him for his 1 year well-baby visit and the Dr. decided that Trevor was too little. Today we got the final verdict, he's still too little. He's even smaller than he was last time we were there. His height is in the 10th percentile and last time his weight was in the 5th percentile, this time his weight was below the 3rd percentile. So we went to the hospital after the pediatrician for some bloodwork.

All babies have bloodwork at 1 year old to check their lead level, Trevor had that done and some additional stuff. The doctor diagnosed Trevor with Failure to Thrive, but he said he thinks Trevor is just eating too many fruits and vegetables. Too many foods that have very few calories are leaving him too skinny, wish I had that problem! We also have to do a 3 day diet history with him, so for 3 days we have to keep perfect track of everything that goes into his mouth and then send it to the pediatrician. They will evaluate it and then send it to a nutritionist who will tell us what changes to make to help him gain weight.

Here is a picture of what failure to thrive apparently looks like

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