My son had his regular 5 year peds appointment where we were told he's in the 10th percentile for height and the 43rd (or something like that) for weight giving him a fairly high BMI. He's been on Prednisone for one year. Not that concerned about the weight, as he eats really well and does not appear even slightly overweight to me. A little concerned about the height; though, I know at this stage those numbers can be swayed easily.
Haven't passed any of this by his neurologist yet, and I think he'll put it in context. Anybody else have this experience? Prednisone has been an absolute miracle for us so far but I don't know what, if any impact it's having here.
My son is now 7 and fell below the 3rd percentile for height after several years on steroids (deflazacort). He had previously been around 15th or 20th. This past October we started him on growth hormones b/c his growth had all but stopped. He was not growth hormone deficient, but the steroids had significantly stunted his growth. He's now grown 3 inches since starting the growth hormones and is one very happy boy. I'm not sure what doctor you see, but we see Dr. Wong's team in Cincinnati. We live near Houston.