Hypothyroidism is a condition caused by having too little thyroid hormone in the bloodstream. When someone is diagnosed with hypothyroidism, their thyroid gland is said to be “under active” - it is not producing enough thyroid hormone. The symptoms of hypothyroidism include decreased growth rate, constipation, lethargy or tiredness, decreased muscle tone and dry skin and hair.
I have been noticing Alayna is a little more lethargic than normal and her skin is dry.
Next step is to visit a pediatric endocrinologist. Unfortunately, my awesome endocrinologist doesn't take pediatrics. But, we have a referral to well known pediatric endocrinologist on Thursday. He will look at Alayna's blood work, order any other blood work necessary and make the decision whether to diagnosis her as hypothyroid.
If she does get this diagnosis the treatment is very easy. A tiny pill (or liquid for the littles) everyday before breakfast. Simple!
Happy Mother's Day!!!
It will be a really nice day here celebrating with my mom, dad, sister and her girls but, I sure wish Dariya could be home to enjoy the family fun.