Haley had a follow up appointment with the endocrinologist today. After her appointment back in May 2011 with this endocrinologist, she had some blood work and a hormone stimulation test done to see if she was going to need growth hormone medication. Well the results from those tests were all normal, but the doctor is still recommending her to go on daily growth hormone shots. Haley's rate of growth in regard to her length has been consistently way below the 5% percentile on the growth chart (see her chart below). She is very short and small for a 2 year old. Though I'm so happy that she has finally made it to 20 pounds!!! The doctor told us that children who are born so prematurely such as Haley usually need the growth hormone to help them catch up despite having normal growth hormone levels. The doctor feels that Haley will benefit from the growth hormone therapy. We are nervous about it since it will require daily shots until she reaches puberty. We do want Haley to be able to reach her height potential so we are going to move forward with the process of starting her on the growth hormone shots. If any of our blog readers have any experience with growth hormone therapy and have any advice for us, we would be so glad to hear from you.