My son is always tired MommyOf4&1Angel 20 kids; 1 angel baby; Edmond, Oklahoma 1069 posts13th Nov '12
My son turned 4 on Oct 31st and for a while now he has been complaining of being tired. We will go into a store and after 5-10 minutes he will say he's too tired to walk. He will go out side to play and after about 20 minutes he will be ready to come back in. Sometimes when he is watching cartoons with his siblings they will get up and dance and he will say he is too tired to dance. I'm not sure of his exact weight, he has an appt on Dec 10th. If I had to guess I would say he weighs about 30 lbs maybe. All of my kids are on the small side since birth. He's pretty short too. He still wears 2T size clothes. My 2 yr old wears 18 months. Anyways, I'm just concerned about him and I'm sure this is not normal for a child his age. Any ideas what the problem could be?
Dr. Robert Kelso 50 kids; Indiana 63700 posts13th Nov '12
Ask his doctor to run a CBC (complete blood count). He may be anemic.
MommyOf4&1Angel 20 kids; 1 angel baby; Edmond, Oklahoma 1069 posts13th Nov '12
<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee:</b>" Ask his doctor to run a CBC (complete blood count). He may be anemic."</blockquote>
Mrs cree Due November 23; 33 kids; Ontario 1907 posts13th Nov '12
Besides the blood work I would also start a children's vitamin if he's not on one already
user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts13th Nov '12
Have them check his thyroid, if its low it can make you feel exhausted.
summerbabyX2 2 kids; Pennsylvania 4017 posts13th Nov '12
also check blood sugar and for a heart issue. are his lips ever blue? does he perk up right after eating? I'd start keep a log book