Dd and i headed down to the city yesterday for her yearly endocrine appointment. The 6 month one was done via a zoom meeting but this time they needed to do bloodwork so it was in person.
We are nearing the end of her growth hormone treatment. Her growth has slowed down. Shes made it to 4 feet 9 inches tall. Shes now a whole 80 lbs.
According to Transport Canada shes officially allowed to ride in the front seat if a vehicle. Shes so happy about that.
She is NOT happy that she may not grow any more. Maybe another 2 cm. Thats what the doctor thinks. She is just barely on the growth chart. And with her growth tapering off there's a chance she won't stay on it.
We have to wait for her bloodwork to come back to see if we can increase her GHT. If we can we will give it another 6 months.
Dd was given the option to stop now. She didnt want to. She wants every last bit to get taller.
She was talkative on the way down there. Didn't say much coming home.
Started sniffling. I knew she was upset but she wouldn't talk about it.
She didn't sleep well so today i kept her home. The school seemed ok with it.
I dont know what to do for my kid. She was always looking ahead to the therapy making her taller and it has done an amazing job from when she started. Its just not the end result SHE was hoping for, even with being told it has limits. Genetics plays a huge roll and thats just something you cant fight.
Shes also angry we didn't start sooner.
Part of me feels i failed her but i know we did what we felt was best at the time under doctors advice.
Im worried she will become depressed. Trying so hard to make sure she is ok while dealing with the other kids issues. I feel wiped out. And that drive yesterday was HELL!!! Hell!!!
Any advice on how to help dd accept herself as she is?