Well, if you’ve been following my weekly updates, you’ll know that my new baby was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. This was quite a shock at first, but I’m feeling much more sanguine about the situation now that I have talked to the endocrinologist and know that his meds are working.
A functional thyroid is necessary for brain development in the first 3 years of life, and babies with hypothyroidism can end up with varying levels of intelectual/developmental disability. Of course, I would like to do some research on the subject, and what would you expect me to do but look up some books?
Sadly, there really isn’t very much out there about pediatric hypothyroidism. Here’s the obvious choice:
These seem to be aimed at doctors, of course. Any other readers out there who want to find information about a medical condition, but finding it difficult?