Just found out that my youngest may have a Growth Hormone Deficiency.
We have been under the assumption that our son was just a late bloomer, however after some medical testing it appears he may have a Growth Hormone Deficiency. He has always been one of if not the smallest player of every team he has been on, however he has been one of the better players. His size has not held him back. He is getting to the age where almost all the other players are starting their growth spurts except for him. He is also one of the smallest in his class. He has had the X-ray of his wrist to show the growth plates and is around 3 years behind on his growth. He has undergone additional testing with a pediatric endocrinologist. He has completed the second round of testing and has now been scheduled for an MRI of his pituitary gland. There has been discussion initiated by his doctor regarding him receiving HGH injections.
My question is has anyone on here gone through this type of situation or treatment, or know of someone? If you prefer to respond via PM please do. I know it is early and it may not matter in the long run. But, he is an externally hard working kid that wants to play college ball with a dream of pro ball (like most players). Will the diagnoses or use of treatment (HGH) hinder his ability to reach his goals (disqualify him)? It is my understanding, he may require the treatment until several years after he has stopped growing.
If it hinders his baseball goals or not, and after a second option from another physician. We will likely start the treatment if it is required, due to the long-term health advantages of the treatment. We would just like to know if it will hinder his athletic goals.
Thank you for any information you can provide.