The endocrinologist just called with the good news. Alyssa does not have a growth hormone deficiency.
He was encouraged by her height measurement that was done the morning of the test but is somewhat doubtful that the medical assistant who took the stat was "obsessive" enough to ensure it's complete accuracy. (Evidently anyone outside of an endocrine clinic is not sufficiently qualified to take height measurements.)
Her growth that was "unimpressive" back in April has since been "moving at a good clip." (As long as that height measurement was accurate, the doctor would add. A big "if", he would also add.) Who knew doctors could be so egotistical about height measurements?
What does this mean? He says it probably means that her "clock is wound back." Where most girls will cap off growth at 14 years of age, it may take Alyssa until 16.
He wants us to repeat the bone age test (just a hand x-ray) around her birthday and take a height measurement (done only by his staff, of course) to track her growth. He'll also attempt to give us a height prediction at that time.
How does our tiny, perfectly healthy, little girl feel about this news? She's beaming!