I took my 6 1/2 yr old twin dd to the doctor on Tuesday as we were still concerned of her tiny frail size. At the doctors her weight was just under 15 kg. She still has no appetite and looks very pale and mostly has black bags under the eyes. She also tires very easily. He agreed with me that she is too tiny and we did a fair few blood tests. We tested for full blood count, iron, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Coeliac disease and a fair few other things.
He wrote down that she is failing to thrive. He said that from hearing all her symptoms he thinks it may be coeliac disease. Can anyone give me any information on Coeliac disease. Also if your children have it, What were there symptoms? How were they diagnosed? and what was the treatment plan?
My dd also has perthes disease( a condition that has caused her hip not to grow and form correctly) which causes her a lot of pain with walking. At the moment one of her legs is a fair bit longer as on one of her hip joints hardly has a ball on it. We have been told that we need to wait till she stops growing and then she will get a full hip replacement sad The doctors also think she has already developed arthritis in the joint.
All her results should be back early next week so I'll be heading back to the doctor then. He said most likely she will need to see a paediatrician and also a dietician.
Thankyou for reading and I appreciate any help anyone can give. smile