Re: 18 month old diagnosed with Failure to Thrive
Not familiar with a metobolic specialist; however, ds has been seen by a gastrointestinal specialist. DS has pancreatic insufficiency due to cystic fibrosis, so without digestive enzymes taken orally with food he can't digest fats and his stools would be very loose, possibly greasy. He also needs to take a number of extra vitamins -- a, d, e, k -- because digestive issues can affect that as well. We also have DS on a very high calorie, high fat diet to try and keep him at a good weight --- even doing that we struggle to keep him at the 50th percentile.