I'm like Stacy, short in stature. What gives? But certainly, Stacy needs some perspective on this unique question. She emails:
Any mamas out there with really short kids? My son is 4 1/2, and just over 36 inches tall. According to the growth charts, he doesn't exist. He is active, strong, articulate, and has a very healthy, varied diet. At last year's well child check-up, pediatrician sent his growth charts to an endocrinologist. We had blood tests (hormones, thyroid). He was healthy, there was no more discussion. Last week we went again, and go through the same questions. Was I a late bloomer? Yes. Was my husband a late bloomer? Yes. My boy has certainly grown in the last year, just not very much. Pediatrician sent us for a bone age x-ray (and
gave me no interpretation of the results) and now I've been instructed to set up an appointment with a pediatric endocrinologist. My husband thinks that being short is really hard for boys and has much less distrust than I do of whatever medical intervention might follow.
Of course I'll take my son to this appointment, but part of me just thinks, "He's short. I'm short. I'm 5'2''. My husband is maybe 5'8". The pediatrician is 5'6"! Can't someone just be short?"
Any experience with endocrinologists? Perspective?