Treatment of hypothyroidism in a child: family’s testimony
Pharmaceutical treatment of hypothyroidism in children
If a medical issue is clear and a correct solution is found, medicine can save a life of a person -if this person is a child, it saves a childhood! Several years ago the family of a girl with severe endocrine deficiency contacted us. Reduced function of the thyroid – otherwise known as hypothyroidism – causes systemic disorders of all organs. In children, symptoms of hypothyroidism are especially sad to observe. Children look as if they’ve lost their ‘spark’, become sleepy and lethargic. Sometimes hypothyroidism triggers the development of cardiac pathologies that are difficult to treat.
We composed a medical plan for diagnostics and offered to bring the girl for a consult with Dr Gillis, an endocrinologist from the Hadassah MC. When we saw the child for the first time, it was a painful sight: the girl was lethargic, literally barely alive, she was suffering from excruciating pain. Oh, how much we all rejoiced when the appropriate treatment the doctor had prescribed for her hypothyroidism began to work in just ten days!
We see our young patient every six months. We are observing her growth and development. It looks as if the girl has woken up from a deep sleep: she has gotten better at school, caught up with her peers (as hypothyroidism in children causes developmental delay). And recently, we got a letter from her grandmother. We would like to publish an abstract here:
What a joy it is that this child was treated by Dr Gillis! The doctor saved the girl from a disability and gave her back her childhood.