many thanks to this site for supporting me through my recent diagnosis and treatment. Your support has encouraged me to find out as much as I can from the Internet and I feel that that knowledge has given me power. Unfortunately that research has thrown up some information that I am unsure how to proceed. My grandson is 12 but the size of a 8 year old, he was borne with a bowell problem and has lived his life on laxatives. He is very underweight and has an eating problem. He sees a dietician once a year and a bowell specialist once a year and although his mum has asked for further help none has been offered, he is so white that he looks grey. his size is put down to him being a fussy eater. While researching b12 I uncovered info about children and it all seems to fit. I want to get a private test done as soon as possible but his mum is worried we will upset the doctors and we can't tell then their job!!! I say if we get a private test done and he is not deficient then the doctors don't need to know. However we all know if the numbers are low it does not mean treatment and if that is the case do we supplement ourselves and if so how much???