We just had an incident here where a boy was put into a hospital for disturbed children. They were luck enough to have a pediatric endocrinologist on staff and he diagnosed Graves right away. This boy had been to juvenal (?) prison for a few years and they could not control his rages so he was sent to the hospital. The Doc found the problem and got the young man treatment (he was 14) when he was diagnosed) and he is back to being a good kid. Jake
I suspect that my 6 yr old son has Graves. I was diagnosed with hyperthyroid/graves shortly after he was born and have had a terrible time with my eyes ever since. Has anyone had any experiences with discovering that their disorder has been passed down to their children? I’m having a hard time finding any info on this condition in children and its’ long term affects. It breaks my heart to think that he may have to deal with all these unpleasant symptoms, especially at such a young age. If anyone has any advice or information, feel free to contact me.