Long story short, my younger daughter was very happily hanging out in the upper half of the growth charts through her four month well baby check. At her six month check, she'd started sliding (41% - height, 32% - weight). No worries, her sister did the same thing. But by her nine month check, she'd slid to -1% height and 11% - weight. Still okay. At her twelve month check, she was at 3% - height and 7% - weight. Our pediatrician asked for a 15 month well baby visit to check her growth.
In the last nine months, my fifteen-month-old has grown 3 inches and gained 3 lbs., 4 ozs, which puts her in the 8% - height and -1% - weight. She's been wearing the same clothes for well over half her life.
We've done bloodwork. We've done more bloodwork. We have still more bloodwork scheduled for next week.
So far, they've found a high number of atypical lymphocites, which points to the probability of a long term viral something, and slightly elevated tsh, which could mean a thyroid something. We're re-running the CBC to check the lymphocytes and doing a thyroid panel next week.
Other than that, her chemistries are normal. Her platelets are fine. Her iron is fine. They did a respiratory study, which came back fine. The front-runners in the viral arena are CMV and Epstein-Barr Virus - she tested negative for both of them.
The Pediatrician doesn't think it's related to her heart at all. He listed off 5 or 6 things that we would have seen that we haven't, so....
I'm loading her up with Pediasure, avacados, and butter/whipped cream/olive oil every chance I get. What say you, blog readers?