Here is the synopsis of our visit.
- Zac was a darling the whole time!
- Although his growth is delayed compared to peers he is still on the chart and following "his" curve.
- This delayed growth is most likely one of three things: 1. normal for him 2. a thyroid abnormality 3. human growth hormone abnormality.
- To find out we have to do blood work. If all is normal then we will keep checking his growth every 4-6 months. If there is a HGH abnormality we will have to do a HGH stimulation test.
- His bone age of six months, can happen with normal growth. If it is due to a problem or if it is normal it means he has a lot of potential for future growth. He may grow longer (like to age 19 instead of stopping earlier at age 17) with or without any HGH.
The nurses attempted to draw his blood in the office TWICE and were not successful so we have to go to the hospital tomorrow to have it done. He let out a whimper and had a few tears in his eyes the second time, but only said, "Ow!" the first time. He was amazing.
On another note today he said the sweetest thing to me. He said, "I love you, Mommy because Mommy nice girl." The words and expressions of affection keep growing stronger and stronger every day. What a miraculous blessing he is to us!