I'm so sorry to hear about your grandson and hope that you can speak one on one with his pediatrician about why this may be happening and what can/should be done.
Oftentimes, failure to thrive is a sign of physical abuse, psychological abuse and/or neglect. If you have any concerns at all that this child is not being tended to in the right manner, please don't hesitate to the national Child Abuse hotline number is 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453). If this is not the case, then please let the pediatrician know what you see in the issue of the situation and ask for help. I do not mean to offend anyone in your family, but only want to assist you in helping your precious grandson find better health.
I can understand your concern and hope that you will speak with her pediatrician about this change in breathing. You may also benefit from this Overview on Breath-Holding Spells that explains the "brief periods when young children stop breathing for up to 1 minute." These reflexes can occur between the ages of 6 months and 6 years of age and while they are usually not a cause for concern, they may be a sign of anemia.
Please take care and let us know what her doctor thinks. AmeliaView Thread
I'm so sorry to hear about your son and hope that you were able to see a pediatrician and/or an ophthalmologist about this concern. As this Pinkeye Overview states, "Do not assume that all red, irritated, or swollen eyes are pinkeye (viral conjunctivitis)." See what symptoms should be a warning to call your ophthalmologist here.
Please, take care of your precious son and keep us posted on how things go.
I agree with the other members that seeing a dermatologist is never a bad idea, though many birthmarks are harmless, need no treatment and often disappear with age. This Visual Guide to Birthmarks and Birthmark Overview may help you to point out what your little one's mark may be.
"Babies who gain weight most quickly are at highest risk of obesity later in childhood, a Harvard study finds."
But before you change your LO's diet and start to panic, please check out the Fast Baby Weightarticle and speak to your pediatrician about your LO's weight/height percentile lines and any concerns. It is still unknown what, if anything, should be done about these findings, but never too early to learn more about our children.
Thank you! I can't wait to see him, with or without the hat!
You sound like me, but much better when it comes to costumes... I tried to put together a Sally Costume (from the Nightmare Before Christmas) 2 years ago all by myself. It ended up so small that I had to cut it and fit my poor daughter in there. Then, we just safety pinned it together. What a nightmare!!! I felt awful, but can finally laugh, now.