MRI results were CLEAN! Oh happy joy-joy dance! :)
I wanted to make sure I posted that, because when I was researching, I found all the posts, but no one ever finished the sentence, you know?
And I'll come back an answer after the Neuro-consult too, but that will be (major sigh) until April. Apparently all of Oregon, outside of Portland, has only one neurologist. Aside from my frustration, honestly... imagine that doctor's life - only neurologist in a 300mile radius? Bummer.
Originally Posted by studentDr
it is understandable that you are concerned
what are the other things that you have noticed ?
we're there any complications I his birth, has he developed normally ?
is there any family history or epilepsy, any metabolic conditions ?
has he had any accidents recently ?
I worked in paediatric anaesthetics and there was an awesome anaesthetist who got the kids to help him with magic. of course the kids don't remember anything as we give them medications for that.
THANK YOU StudentDR for asking.
And I might likely post a new thread for new things about tremors, and history. Because now that I have four months to compile a history, I need to know everything to look at.
I say there were no complications at birth. But my best friend makes me point out that in the last 10 minutes (in my head, who knows... could've been an hour.. I was, obviously not aware of the clock), we lost his heart-beat and things got heated; I remember my doula grabbing my face and explaining that they wanted to do a cranial monitor (and I was coherent enough to flash back to my pre-labor hospital visit where they showed the monitor that they drill in to the skull), explaining it all to me and asking me if it was okay... which I OK'd, of course, through my doula because I wasn't really speaking... and soon after, there were the threats of C-section. Which is when D-Ex really kicked in and started, not yelling, but he started to try to push for me. I could tell the pressure was on to Get This Baby Out. I remember having a moment of thinking that I'd be willing to die, you know, just push so hard that you might die, just so he doesn't. And then he was there.
So, my hindsight thinks 10 minutes, but could've been an hour.
Is that complications? 30hrs leading up to it, and then the last few moments... somewhat of panic?
My best friend brings it up because her son was Apraxic and she holds direct correlation between her delivery and the resulting processing disorders with her son.
I've never really thought his delivery was That traumatic. But by her pressing, I at least give the details.
no no and no to everything else. I had a grand maul seizure at 2yo but I was sick for 2weeks prior and had a crazy building fever. I was given anti-seizure meds for 6mo and never had another episode.
So... beyond that, no familial history of epilepsy; no thyroid; no allergies. And no one has tremors, that we're aware of.
I really want the neuro consult.
I've never asked a WHY about his speech. I'm resigned that it will take time; I'm lucky to have a bestfriend who's kiddo was apraxic and now at 13, after many years, you wouldn't know it. So, I get that work is involved and time. Lots of time.
But hand tremors..... if it is something, I want to know if it's connected.
And it makes me ask the Why about his speech so much more... because He Is Not classic apraxia. While diagnosed Articulation Disorder, he is not that either. He CAN articulate. He CAN say every sound. He just... doesn't. It's a processing... something is getting disrupted. who knows... maybe the two aren't connected.
enyhoo.... I'm rambling. Keep you posted.