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13/02/2014 at 10:51
last week I took C to the dr for his sore throat. She ended up getting in to more detail and the apt flagged up that he is massively underweight. To say I was shocked was an understatement as he doesn't ever stop eating. I am careful about what I give him, but he is and always has been a fantastic water both in quantity and variety. I was really up set by this, and her attitude to be honest. I told her I wouldn't be going home, feeding him rubbish in order to put a few pounds on him. We agreed that I would take him for regular monthly weigh in at the hv and monitor it. If he is eating loads and not gaining weight then this could point to something more sinister, however at first I thought she was barking up the tree of you aren't feeding him the right stuff or often enough. I'll see how today goes. Apparently they want to discuss diet with me....which I'm a bit out out about as he really doesn't have a lot of junk, loves all good groups, has treats in moderation. He doesn't sit down to turkey swizzlers any night of the week. I just don't want to waste an hour of my time with the boys creating to be told how to suck eggs.
have you noticed...I've got a right bee in my bonnet about this apt!!
13/02/2014 at 11:07
Hope the appt goes well, let us know how you get on.
I remember when E was a baby and stopped drinking milk and when J lost a load of weight after being poorly, I had an appt to discuss diet and putting weight on and it was just tips to help them really.
I'm sure everything is fine, if he eats loads and has a varied diet then I wouldn't worry too much. I bet he runs round like a looney and burns it all off. J is a proper skinny minnie but I've never had him weighed since he was about a year old but I'm not worried, he eats well and eats a lot but is constantly on the go.
Good luck x
13/02/2014 at 11:23
So what are they dong today? Educating you on how to feed your child? I'm surprised you haven't told them to do one.
Aside the last time L saw a health visitor was when he was still being weighed for his red book - I'm surprised C still sees one.
13/02/2014 at 11:34
Better to sit through it, grit your teeth if you have to, than put up with them questioning why you declined a visit (my frien declined a visit for a similar issue, and she ended up with social services at her door - madness)
Belle - my step son is 6, and still has contact with his HV.
13/02/2014 at 13:19
I used to work at a Children's hospital that ran HV services and AK is right, you're better to sit and smile, because ducking these types of visits send up flags in the system that makes them think things are wrong and social services will get involved.
The simple fact is some people are naturally skinny, I had an ex who ate junk constantly but he barely had any meat on his ribs. My OH was in the army used to run miles every day, and trained before work, he doesn't eat bad but has always been on the chunky side, it's jut one of those things.
13/02/2014 at 13:33
Belle....I did think about it and made it clear I wasn't happy but like others have said being my usual self probably wouldn't have got me to far.
They had to eat humble pie anyway as it's clear the drs scales were massively out rather than my son being massively underweight. He is a perfect weight for his height and the hv was less than impressed with the *** up. I told them in no uncertain terms that's id not be back and they can tell the dr why! Honestly I've cried over this...and those of you who know me will know how that isn't me at all.
13/02/2014 at 13:36
That is shocking Munchkin, I'd be fuming.
At least you know there's nothing to be worried about now x
13/02/2014 at 13:39
SW I was spitting feathers, and thought able goof round to deception to have a moan up. I thought better of it though, I'm new to the area and have only just left a surgery where my name was mud
13/02/2014 at 13:43
That's awful Munchkin that you were made to feel like you're not doing your job properly and it was all a mistake anyway! Is someone contacting the dr to get them to fix their scale/buy new ones? To prevent the same mistake being made?
13/02/2014 at 14:00
That is disgusting. I can't believe that someone has made such a huge *** up. You know you're boy, you know he's fine, they should concentrate on the people who aren't looking after their children.
13/02/2014 at 15:37
Told you there was nothing to worry about, they always seem to put the frighteners on you and your boys. Gits.
Hope you are ok though babe x
13/02/2014 at 15:47
That's appalling you were put through all that and it ends up that the GP's scales were wrong all along! xx
13/02/2014 at 18:41
I still have HV checks for m too - out area does them up to school age for development, weight and height!
Munchkin - you know my opinion
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