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So now I'm concerned

My 3 1/2 year old son's Allergy/Asthma Specialist seen him yesterday for a check up. She said everything looks good, but SHE IS CONCERED about his weight.... He is 29lbs and 37" tall, The very 1st time she seen my son which was 7 months ago he was 29lbs, then 4 months later another check up 29lbs. She said he isn't gaining any weight (but not loosing any either). He did grow an inch from the very 1st check up he was 36" tall and is now 37" tall. She is calling his regular ped. to talk with her. My son is picky, trust me I try so hard Some days he eats pretty good, but most days he does not I cook him something he takes one bite maybe two and says he is done his belly hurts. My son isn't a junk food baby and doesn't drink pop at all and little juice, we stick with water and milk.... He eats things like grapes, bananas, apples, peaches, pears, cottage cheese, pickles, and will eat some meat like ham, pork and beef depending on how it's cooked. Gosh maybe there is more to this then what I thought....
I have copies of his check ups and at his 2 year visit he was 26lbs and 34 inches
She is also going to talk with his regualr ped. and see about having him referred to a Gastrologist (? on spelling)
He has already had many tests done from brith till now and all have been negative from CF to Allergies (skin test done), the only thing that has them puzzeled is the yeast in his body. Said that every body has some yeast and that my sons shows a large amount, but he doesn't have thrush (never had it) and only gets a yeast infection down there when he is put on a certain medication. He does have tubes for repeated ear infections (about 25 total) and he has had his tonsils and alnoids check, they are the typical size of a toddler (large, but normal) and his alnoids are a little englarged, but nothing to be concered about. Also he is on Pulmacore 2 x a day and gets Nasonex in the morning.
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267079 tn?1195146570
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
His weight and height are about the 10th percentile for his age. He is still on the growth chart which is good. Is that Pulmocare supplement he drinks twice a day, you wrote? Pulmocare is used for persons with problems/diseases with their lungs. If he does not have any issues with his lungs, then suggest speaking with your MD to replace the Pulmocare with Pediasure and use it instead of milk/water for additional calories and protein for weight gain. When you try introducing different foods to him it sometimes takes 5-9 times before he will accept it, however, if he does not want it you have to not make a fuss and let it go. Give him the food he likes. Try again in a few months. Hope this helped you.
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Just wante to say what I'm wondering is his weight.... does it sound like something that should be concerning? When he is put with the toddlers his age (or even next to his cousins) he is skinny, but I didn't think it was an issue... I'm not the only one that has talked about his eating habbits, his grandmother is always out trying to find new things he may take too, but it's hard cause I can sit down and cook mac and cheese or BLT's or soups and he will not eat it and will go hungry trust me I've not given in before too his fruit habit and he has woke up in the middle of the night crying to me of how hungry he is. He will sit down at night and I swear could it a large bag full of seedless grapes, he can eat about 8 boxs of rasins, but when it comes to me cooking up a steak with rice and corn he will not eat it so I"m always left making him a separate plate then me and hubby. Daycare also notices this as well. I've gotten to the point I have to pack a lunch cause most of the time he refuses there food as well or will only take a few bites and really only takes a few bites of the food I"ve packed for him. He does drink a lot of water... I've ended up buying those little waters (12 pack) and he drinks about 3 of those a day...
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I'm sorry I didn't spell the correct name of the medication he takes. It's Pulmicort, it's a breathing treatment he gets once in the am and in the pm. So no he does not drink it. I'm going this weekend to purchase the pedisure and going to offer it to him daily. Well I'm glad to see he is still on the growth chart so I know that has to be a good thing. As far as having issues with his lungs. We have had many issues, from wheezing, coughing, night wakes with sweating coughing and vomitting, out of breath, bronchitis, pneumonia (2 xs) which he had to be in the hospital for, sinus infections, many ear infections, he has just been a sick little fellow, but since she started him on the 2 meds Pulmicort and Nasonex I've seen such a great improvement, he doesn't have any trouble with anything besides still waking up at night (not very often) with coughing, sweats, and crying. She did do a skin test for allergies and they all came back negative he was tested for a ton of things, she doesn't really feel he has full blown asthma as he does have some of the symptoms, but no the main ones so once he gets a little older she will be able to do futher testing just to see where he is at on the charts. I will say after posting this I've been a lot more involved with my sons eating in just 2 days I've noticed a big change and he is eating more, not much more, but more is better then none... I've noticed that if I feed him myself (which he doesn't mind) I can sneak a big of green beans mixed with chicken. So I'm going to try that approach and see if I can get more veggies and food in him. I've also lowered his drink intake and only offer him a drink once he has eaten what he wants so maybe he will not get as full. So for now I"m going to keep doing what I"m doing and wait for the doc. to give me a call to see what they have decided. Thanks so much for your help....:0)
267079 tn?1195146570
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Glad to hear he is eating more and you are getting Pediasure. That is a good idea to allow him to eat solid food before offering a drink. Try not to feed him too much, because you do not want him to stop feeding himself. It is important he eats on his own at this age. Wish you the best.
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