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From Donna, child's age 6
My son is approximately 75 pounds. He gained the majority of his weight after having his tounsils and adnoids removed. I don't keep twinkies in the house and he really isn't that big of a junk food eater. He consumes about 200 calories at breakfast and around 500 at lunch. He's become self conscious about his weight and it hurts me to see him this way and I don't like discussing it in front of him. He is the kind of child that will obsess over this as he already has some gross and fine motor skill issues that appeared once he turned 4. He could no longer run properly, had problems holding a pencil...etc. These problems did not exist prior to the surgery but there is nothing neurologically wrong with him. He has OT and Therapeutic PE and is currently in Pre First due to his motor disfunction--not his cognitive capabilities. He loves sports but gets winded and frustrated because he is very competitive. Our schedule is insane and it's very difficult to get exercise because we are tag team parenting. My husband is in the military and works days and I work in the evenings. I'm just really frustrated and was wondering if someone else out there has had a similar experience.