Old far taller than my other 3 yr old granddaughter.
When Ivy was born she was a restless baby didn’t sleep very yappy. We were told she had a reflux, my daughter breastfed her for first 10 weeks.
Anyway she was sitting up at 4 mths, going around her ‘around we go’ at 5 mths, I taught her to clap her hands and round and round the garden and to wave at 5 mths.
We thought she was super smart, she was trying to talk. Then just before her 1rst birthday we noticed that she was very quiet, wasn’t doing anything I had taught her.
My daughter noticed the glint in her wee eyes had gone, she didn’t answer to her name and still doesn’t, she doesn’t respond to anything you ask her, she is still yappy but can be happy, she has had diarrhoea every day since she was born. We are still waiting on an appointment with the stomach clinic.
So we changed her diet to lactose free, then diary free, when the diet is followed she can give a slightly formed stool but there isn’t one day that goes past that there hasn’t been a runny nappy and some days there can be up to 8 of them.
So long story short her behaviour was starting to make us think she was on the autism spectrum. She doesn’t sleep, has melt downs, would hit herself in frustration, but can be distracted and then laughs.
Hates the bath, looks through things to watch the tv like the colander. We thought she had regressed and voiced our concerns to the health visitor, as the child can’t speak and yet 6 mths before she was trying too, she does babble and seems to be doing things now that she should have been doing months ago.
So a referral was made to the CDC and we attended, paediatrician did say there was concerns for her development and noticed she doesn’t notice other people in the room. So they are continuing to work with her.
Now this wee lump, I am concerned. When she puts her head back you can see it, the skin on it turns lighter and when you touch it it moves.
We have an appointment today, but I haven’t slept putting my head away all night reading up on hyperthyroidism. Her mum or dad don’t have it, I do have cousins with it and I myself have all the symptoms but because I have fibromyalgia it’s always put down to that.
I do suffer from hypoglycaemia at least 3 times a week. I have no energy at all and I don’t sleep much either.
Now I have read that if it’s not caught in a child’s first 3 yrs it can leave brain damage which has scared the he’ll out of me.
For an 18 mth old she can be lazy as well as hyper. But she tends to lean a lot as if no core strength, and would lie down quite a bit and then get up for a while then lie back down.
What I have noticed is she has very thin dry whispy hair, and her 2 of her finger nails have come off in the last month.
Her pain threath hold is unbelievable, she dropped a heavy Christmas snow globe on her foot, let out a wee cry and went about her business, where we were watching her foot like a hawk in case it was broke or bruise.
Foot was ok lol. But there’s been other times she has hurt herself and let’s out a wee cry then that’s it.
She is a big child for her age too big she looks like a 3 yr old.
I have read that children with hyperthyroidism can have learning and speech problems and their hearing can be affected, and some specialists have wrote that pre school children who have no speech or seem to be slow should have their thyroid tested.
I am sorry for the book I have written but our surgery flap their hand at you as if you are a nut. I just wanted to be prepared for the hand flap and how I can demand the child be tested. My daughter leaves me to do everything lol
Plz plz help