Hi, hopefully I've got this in the right section.
We have a daughter, now 6 months actual, born 7 weeks early. She hasn't rolled over, laughed, and doesn't hold her head up very well (either in tummy time or while being held). She acts a little "different". I honestly don't see it but have had comments from the peanut gallery on it. She has one turned in eye and doesn't use that side of her body much (it's not hanging there stroke-like, just doesn't seem to use it as much). We were referred to assessment and then approved for OT. After our OT thought maybe lack of sight was precluding development, we had it checked out, and the eyesight/retinas/so forth are perfect in both eyes.
Now we've got a referral to a neurologist for the eye thing and the hypotonia, and an advisement from the ophthamalogist that we should be prepared for an MRI or cranial u/s.
(We had extensive genetic screening preconception so already a ton of congenital conditions are ruled out.)
We are non-vaxing and exclusively breastfeeding (and foresee doing so for another couple months at least) and don't favor the common use of various pain meds/sedatives unless absolutely required, the idea of sedating DD is not comfortable.
I will go to the neurologist and if there's something exigent then we'll talk differently about the MRI, but for now, my question is, in the opinions of those that have been there, can I reasonably turn down the MRI if the suspected problems are non-degenerative or speculative? Like if the neuro says, this looks like cerebral palsy, let's do a MRI - am I a reasonable person to say no? Have any of you said "no, let's wait" to the neurologist in a similar situation?
Edited by Gryphonn - 7/26/13 at 7:13pm