Hypothyroid


At the end of last week, we got a call from Roo’s pediatric endocrinologist. The latest test results came back and her elevated TSH (Thyroid stimulating hormone) levels were even more elevated than the test from a few weeks earlier

May – 8.4
June 12.5
Normal range is 4.5

The endocrinologist wasn’t sure why those levels are high and all of her other test results came back within range. The elevated range indicates that she has hypothyroidism. It could be one piece to the puzzle of why she is developmentally delayed.

So, Roo has started to take 25 mg of Levo.thyroxine every morning before she eats breakfast. Interestingly, the medication is a pill. My first thought was how the he.ll am I supposed to get my 2-year-old who doesn’t eat anything but sweet potatoes to swallow a pill? However, genius instructions showed me how. I crush the pill between two spoons and dissolve it in some water, which I suck up into her medicine dropper. Easy peasy. Roo takes it like a champ!

Thank. goodness.

We go back in three months for another round of blood tests to check her levels and to see the endocrinologist again. Hopefully by then, we will have gotten our genetic testing approved and completed. Sigh.

Anyone else’s little have a hypothyroidism? Did the meds help?

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4 thoughts on “Hypothyroid

  1. BB#1 got elevated TSH results at the end of last year. I think his was around 5. I wanted to book an appointment to a pediatric endocrinologist, but when I called they said they won’t even look at him under a result of 8. Strange. I should get another blood test, because 6 months have passed. He is small (in height and weight) for his age. I will be curious to see what the pills do for Roo.

    I hope you will get the genetic testing approved, and I hope you will get negative (meaning everything is normal) results. I hope her TSH is the only problem and the pills will help.
    xoxo Fanni

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