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Originally Posted by Vick
Sorry to hear your son is sick and that you had to reschedule surgery. I am impatient for it to happen now that i know all of the incredible benefits. It will totally change his life for the better! I followed your link to your blog. Our kiddos have quite a bit in common. Mine has mild hypotonicity also so the surgeon wants him to stay overnight due to extra risks from the low muscle tone. I think he could need extra oxygen because the muscles may relax too much with the anesthesia and pain meds. Be careful with the ibuprofen. I think our surgery notes said to avoid it for 2 weeks before surgery.
I will post about the surgery after it happens and let folks know what to expect. My son's in on May 6th.
breastfeeding, babywearing, homeschooling Heathen parent to my little Wanderer, 7 1/2 , and baby Elf-stone, 3/11!
Originally Posted by Vick
My son does get speech therapy for articulation issues. Is that what you mean by EI? We saw a physical therapist once for the hypotonicity and she gave us some exercies to do (that we don't). I do, however take him to the pool 2x a week, morning co-op preschool 2x week, gymnastics class 1-2x a week, and then playing in our backyard and at the playground is helping him build muscles. We are also giving him more iron rich foods and a multi vitamin that has iron in it. I have noticed an increase in his muscles in the past month of starting all of this. Are you doing anything for the hypotonicity? Is it mild or more involved? Our son's was diagnosed as genetic mild hypotonicity without cause.
Does the surgeon want your son to stay in the hospital overnight?
As far as allergy testing goes, are you sure the MD will draw the blood and run the blood test for allergies? It is my understanding that this is something that a naturopath does and that MDs & NDs differ in their opinions of the accuracy and relevance. My son had the blood test and that is how we found out about his extensive food allergies. After his recovery from the surgery, I will pursue environmental testing which is the skin prick test and that sounds miserable to me--for everyone! Ugh. So much to do!
Where do you live, On The Fence?
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