Our daughter is 25 now and 6’1” tall. She was about 5’5 at the end of middle school About 6 months before being diagnosed. She stalled for few years. 3 years later, on Remicade, she had grown to about 5’11 in the Fall of Junior year (15/16 years old - young for grade and Fall birthday). Before college at almost 18, she grew 2 more inches! I think that It is unusual for a young woman to keep growing — should finish growing by 14 or 15. (Her brother is 6’4”) So, it’s possible!Hey everyone,
I was wondering if any of your kids have had an increase in height and when did you see the results. My son is 16 and 5’6”...hoping to see some growth over the next year or so. He went from 89lbs in November to 111lbs today. That’s such an improvement.
I would talk to your GI about this, and ask for a referral to an endocrinologist. They can tell you whether his bone age matches up to his real age, or if it is delayed. If it's delayed and the x-ray shows a bone age of 14 for example, then you may have some extra time and he could potentially gain height. However, if his growth plates are closed, then I'm not sure what they can do.
It is also useful to look at his weight and height percentile. For example, if a kiddo has been in the 70th percentile for height from when they were a toddler till they were 10 years old but then dropped to the 20th percentile at age 14, then that's concerning. But if a child (like my daughter) was always naturally petite - she was always around the 10th percentile for height and stayed at that, then less concerning. The same goes for weight.
Your son was diagnosed pretty recently - how is he doing? I'm glad he's gained weight - that's a good sign. Kids typically begin to gain weight and grow only once the inflammation is under control.
Is he willing to drink shakes ?
Any shakes will do as long as they are not replacing meals
Our Gi suggest anything they are willing to drink
Carnation instant breakfast
Those help with weight