They just diagnosed my daughter with failure to thrive and I am P'd off. Seriously. So she was born a month early and very small( 5lbs) but she has grown, very active, great eater, skunked all her miles stones big time. She was doing everything months and months early. She was sick for 2 weeks with the runs and vomiting and everything else under the sun and lost weight. Next appointment she had almost gained it all back. Just a couple ounces shy. they are worried she is not gaining. I explained she had been sick which they should know because I brought her in like a half dozen times. Anywho they gave her a month to gain more and come back. We went for a funeral in Ma and ended up everyone getting a tummy bug BUT she still managed to put on a full lb and grew 1 3/4 inches. Instead of being happy she did so well. They sent me for tons of blood tests on my poor baby and labeled my 18 month old as failure to thrive. so one down appointment is apparently cause to think a child is not thriving. What crap. Seriously I am just furious. They refused to listen to anything. Refused to measure her length which was one of their arguements since they had forgotten to. Well I didn't and she grew. Nope instead they threw horror stories of waiting another month to do tests and it may be too late to save her and not doing what they say is essentially neglect. So I took her to have her blood drawn. They only blew out her vein like 3 times. That was at the specialty hospital because the pediatricians nurses refused to even attempt to get blood out of the vein on a child that age. Flipping wonderful. So my 18 month old who is 32 inches and 21 lbs is labeled on her chart failure to thrive and I am looking for a new pediatrician. Her sister went from 100th percentile at birth down to 15th and they never blinked. My 3rd percentile child is lingering between 10 and 15 and they pull this crap on me. The dr knows I have panic attack issues and tries to use terror just so I will not question anything they do. I am furious. I am in tears i am so mad. its cry or hit someone and the dr is not here to hit.