Join Date: May 2007
Location: In the farmhouse at the maple woods
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I just noticed that my 2.5-year-old son's right foot is much longer than the left -- at least half an inch, which is significant on a little foot. Does this mean anything? I ask because he has other physical cues that, had I known what I was seeing, would have indicated some of his diagnoses. For example, one eye opens wider than the other and his pinkies curl, both of which we now know go along with his Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
He has cerebral palsy (mild enough that he can walk, though wobbly). I wonder if his different feet sizes might contribute to his balance problems, as well.
More detail in case it might be related: He has ADHD and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS is on the autism spectrum). We adopted him, so we don't know a lot of genetic history. Maternal side has history of polycystic kidney disease, high blood pressure and heart disease. He had genetics testing from a major university to rule out Fragile-X and other genetic symdromes.
Raising and educating free-range kids in our farmhouse at the maple woods. In March, find us in the sugarbush making pure maple syrup.
1 me + 1 hubby + 4 kids + 5 goats + 3 pigs + 3 dozen chickens + 6 ducks = 1 crazy place