From StephO, Child's Age 12 - 05/01/06 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
My daughter is now 12 years old, right at 5 foot and about 165lbs. She had her tonsils and adnoids taken out when she was 7, and has just piled on the weight since then. Over just the last 2 months, she has gained roughly 20lbs. She has deep deep purple stretch marks on her arms, boobs, butt, waist, legs, and back. I have had 2 children, and my stretchmarks are not as bad as hers. We monitor EVERYTHING that she eats. We control portions, we don't eat tons of junk and this poor little girl is more active in sports and dancing than anyone else I have ever seen. There is not anytime of the year or in a day where she is not doing something. She even has afterschool chores to do for at least an hour, just to keep her busy, so that she isn't wathing too much TV. She is only allowed to watch TV for 1.5 a day. We don't play video games, or just sit around all of the time. She is always on the trampoline, on her bicycle, on her workout bike, chasing her 4 year old sister and the other neighborhood kids around, or participating in one of several sports leagues that she is signed up for. We have even enrolled her into a youth Navy program, which meets once (sometimes twice) a month, and they have PT exercises just like the regular military. The runs, situps, pushups, chinups, all of it- just not quite as long as the big guys. We are taking her for testing later this week, but we are at our witts end. What else can be done for a child that does watch what she eats, and does have a regular workout schedule? Is it possible that something bad may have happened when she had the surgery? Please, if anyone else's child has gone through the same type of surgery, and their child is overweight, please reply so that I know that it may not be our lifestyle. Thank you.
Reply from Kya, Child's Age 12 - 06/07/09  - IP#:
Take a step back! Your controling her life! Navy Camp?! Poor girl! I would hate to have my parents pushing me soooo hard like that!
Reply from Penny, Child's Age 7 - 06/20/06  - IP#:
I am not sure the surgery has anything to do with the weight problem. I have one child that had the same surgery and he is so underweight that his pediatrician was pushing nutrition supplements on us at one point. My overweight child feels very upset when we push high calorie food at my son, and she gets the salad/fruit/etc.

Reply from Annebelle, Child's Age 13 - 06/04/06  - IP#:
im sorry i nkwo you mean teh best for her but it sounds like yall are controlin her life instead of her shes 12 nearly a teenager loosen up spend quality family time with her and talk to her

Reply from emily, Child's Age 18 - 05/04/06  - IP#:
maybe its genitic, when my child was 10 he weighed 162 ibs. When he hit 13, he lost 50 lbs right of the bat

Reply from dan, Child's Age 11 - 05/04/06  - IP#:
stetch marked boobs, thats gonna be tough when she gets to high school and wants to wear revealing shirts

Reply from cathy, Child's Age 6 - 05/02/06  - IP#:
It sounds like you are doing anything you can to help you child. Hopefully the tests will come back with something. good luck amd keep us updated