Just back from the 6 monthly check with the endocrinologist for my 14yr old son.
He was born with no Thyroid tissue at all and has to take tablets every day. To monitor he gets bloods / height / weight done twice yearly (was monthly when he was a baby).
Anyways they’ve confirmed he remains physically above average height and his weight is spot on so he’s come through the worst of puberty without any setbacks (puberty can be delayed and physical development can be impaired at this stage).
Made up for him - he’s doing great at school but it’s always in the back of his mind.
Undiagnosed this is the condition that was known as “Cretinism”. In my younger days I ripped a few guys at work or round a training pitch a new one for using the term glibly.
He’s a cracker and I’m so proud of him.
Edit: in the interests of balance I feel I should mention he’s currently banned from Twitter for telling Krychowiak from WBA to “f**k up you c**t” when he posted “can’t beat us so join us” about Daniel Sturridge after the FA Cup.......He’s not a cowering wee thing our Sam 🙄
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