I'm short, and my son is short for his grade now, and I am guessing that he will be shorter than average, but probably taller than me. all of my grandparents were 5'5-5'6 or less - my grandmothers were both under 5 feet. my wife is 5 feet, and her grandparents were all short. I'm 5'5, my brother and sister and each about 5'7-5'8.
my mother smoked like a chimney when she was pregnant with me, and we had very poor, poverty driven nutritian when I was a kid. my wife had excellent nutritian with my son, who was born at more than 10 pounds.
anyway, it would never have dawned on me to think about growth hormone, but somebody asked me about this the other day.
honestly - on the one hand, I am pretty old school, I think that you play the hand you are dealt and you do what you can to make the best of it. and when you overcome difficulties, you prepare yourself for life better.
on the other hand, it would have made my life a lot easier and more enjoyable for most of my life if I were a few inches taller. I don't dwell on it, or think about it, bot 2-3 inches would have changed my life totally - maybe not in good ways: I probably would have married a different woman before my wife came along (not nessasarily the right woman) I might have stayed a career soldier (again, not nessasarily the best thing for me) I could go on.
the other part of this is that my son is nowhere near as tough as I am, but he has a great social life and is very well liked and gets along great with friends. I don't think that he will ever be as ambitious as I am/was,, but its hard to know (he's 10)
I am leaning towards having a serious discussion with my pediatritian about this, and possibly going forward, but really I have only been thinking about it for a day or two.
anyway, what are your thougts?
1. anybody know about growth hormone for kids, and if it is mainstream, healthy, side effects, etc?
2. anybody have a strong feeling about the philosophy one way or another?
3. any of you younger guys the "result" of growth homrmon/