Friday, December 3, 2010

Feeding appointment for Trig

So I took Trig to the doctor today to discuss his feeding and lack of growth. It's really frustrating to me - I feel like I have been beating my head against a wall with doctors on this issue. They all seem to think that just because Trig has created his own growth curve just below the normal growth curve (yes, I am talking about NEVER reaching the normal growth curve) that he's okay. To me, this is unacceptable. I keep hearing, well, you're a small person. Well, he was born prematurely. He's almost 2, he should have caught up by now, and even though I might be small, I was never BELOW the growth chart. I just can't get a grip on why this isn't a bigger concern to Trig's doctors.

Okay, so today his doctor said many of those things (he was premature, you're small) but she did refer him to a pediatric endocrinologist, a developmental pediatrician and we're going to check his hearing just to make sure that's not adding to his speech issues. So, the overall outcome was positive but it does leave me wondering why this isn't more alarming to the doctors that he has encountered throughout his (almost) 2 year lifetime. In any case, we've got to move forward and pray that the doctors we see next will have some kind of direction for us.