My 4-year-old daughter has a few symptoms that we are concerned about. Here's a rundown of what she has and what we're seeing:
She's been diagnosed with:
Asthma (is on Albuterol and Pulmocort with the nebulizer)
Elevated TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), waiting for an endo. appt.
- All other thyroid levels are normal, and my oldest daughter has this too and is on medication.
Her hair doesn't grow much. It's brittle and thin, and grows very little and in odd ways. We have two other daughters (7yrs and 2yrs) and they do not have this same hair pattern. Neither do my husband and I, not even as children.
She has low muscle strength. She couldn't even open the back door one day. She's constantly dragging her feet and walking really slowly, complains of getting tired easily (I think this is largely the femoral anteversion).
She's very emotional and cries at the drop of a hat.
She's very tired all the time. Her face and eyes are puffy most of the time.
Sometimes she just stares at you, like she's not sure what to say. She doesn't "freeze" or anything, it's just a stare when we ask her something. Not sure if this is just her being a kid or something more. It's been going on for about 2 years now.
The things that bother me the most are the hair and lack of muscle strength. I've tried searching the web for these, and can't really find much. I'm hoping to get into the pediatrician and the endocrinologist soon
Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks.