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Children's Health board


I am writing on behalf of a friend who is currently dealing with her 2 year old daughter's slow growth. They have had her in for all types of hormone deficiency tests and up until now there have been no positive results. In the past year the baby has grown 1 inch and 1 pound. The doctor is now trying to get them to start her on the growth hormone "humatrope". I'm desperate to find information on this drug (on a personal level). Has anyone had any experience with it? What type of side effects might be experienced? What type of results have been achieved? As an aside let me tell you -- the parents are not pushing this, they do not even feel this is a major problem. Both mom and dad are short, grandmother on the father's side 4'11", all of his brothers are short as well. This is not a tall family, it is understandable that baby will be small. However, the lack of growth in the past year does seem to be of some concern. Please let me know what to expect of this drug and what they should be doing at this point. Thank you so much.
[QUOTE=paulam;804363]I am writing on behalf of a friend who is currently dealing with her 2 year old daughter's slow growth. They have had her in for all types of hormone deficiency tests and up until now there have been no positive results. In the past year the baby has grown 1 inch and 1 pound. The doctor is now trying to get them to start her on the growth hormone "humatrope". I'm desperate to find information on this drug (on a personal level). Has anyone had any experience with it? What type of side effects might be experienced? What type of results have been achieved? As an aside let me tell you -- the parents are not pushing this, they do not even feel this is a major problem. Both mom and dad are short, grandmother on the father's side 4'11", all of his brothers are short as well. This is not a tall family, it is understandable that baby will be small. However, the lack of growth in the past year does seem to be of some concern. Please let me know what to expect of this drug and watat they should be doing at this point. Thank you so much.

What did you find out, I am thinking about starting my 8 y/o son on humatrope.