... moms side was little,shes not any smaller than I was when I was her age,She has taken them for a few years now,could it hurt her to quit taking the shots,Im not sure she even needs them
17 Jun 2011
My son also takes Genotropin. It is usually given for problems more than being small for her age. Being small for her age is just a symptom. Generally an endocrinologist should have checked into the REASONS for her being small. They will usually base their reason for giving supplementation on the fact that the child is not producing adequate growth hormone on her own. If this is true of your daughter, then discontinuing the medication could affect more than just her growth. Please discuss your concerns with your childs endocrinologist and have them explain what could happen if you stop the medication and the reasons the endocrinologist decided that giving genotropin was the best way to approach her treatment in the first place then make your decision. At seven, you child may be old enough to have input on whether or not SHE wants to continue.
At seven, being small and underdeveloped is not as much an issue as it is when they become teens and their sexual development is way behind others. During the prepubescent and pubescent years, it can be emotionally scarring to be small and underdeveloped than others of their age. You may want to think about that when making your decision too. My son was small for his age and very underdeveloped. His father was small too and still carries emotional issues from his teen years even though he did catch up by the time he was twenty. It was still very hard for him to have been smaller during those teen years and I would rather spare my son that. It is hard enough to be a teen without adding self esteem issues related to size and developement.
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