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Not sure if this is the right forum to post this in... Our 4 week old baby has 2 toes & the pad of her left foot grossly enlarged. (The toes look like they belong on our almost 4yo) I am sure that they have grown (more than normal) in the weeks since her birth. I've googled her condition & related birth defects & still don't know what's wrong...<br>
We have been told that they (midwives) will make us an apt with the ped. @ our 6 week visit. I'm really worried that this should be seen by a specialist ASAP...in case it was a tumor or something. Part of my worry is because Anna is a "sensitive" baby...she cries (screams) a lot, needs to be held & carried constantly...and I'm afraid that maybe she's actually in pain from her foot KWIM?<br><br>
Anyway...does anyone have any experience with this? Suggestions?<br>
TIA!
 

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Does she have a pediatrician already? Could you take her to see one before the six week appt? (I looks like you are in Canada, so I don't want to assume that American health care stuff applies). I would think a pediatrician would likely refer her, and somewhat quickly, to a specialist for further testing.
 

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His hands were affected. He has very short fingers and they are webbed a little. He had surgery at 18 mos on his hands. We got 2 different opinions; one wanted to operate at 6 and 24 mos and one only at 18 mos. We chose the latter.<br><br>
I don't think there is any rush at this point since your dd is so young. I'm in Florida and appts too forever too but it was because they were consultations not operations.<br><br>
My son also has sensory issues. Maybe your dd does too and that is causing her fussiness. Mine was a fussy baby. It wasn't that his hands hurt but that he wanted to be held and couldn't sleep without it being very quiet or sometimes he was just fussy!<br><br>
If you are worried then I'd suggest you call your midwives or the pediatrician directly and let them know you want your child seen soon since you are worried.<br><br>
I hope everything works out for your daughter and you and your family. My son has even had genetic testing done and no one knows what caused his birth defects. His geneticist thinks his may be the first mutation of it's particular kind.<br><br>
Sincerely,<br>
Debra, homeschooling mom of 4 ages 9 3/4, 8 1/2, 6 1/2, and 40 mos
 

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If you don't feel comfortable waiting, I don't see any reason to wait for 6 weeks. Good luck, she's a beautiful baby. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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If you are concerned, I would ask for an early referral to a pediatrician rather than wait until after the 6 week appointment.
 

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I agree w/the PP's, if you're concerned, get an appt. to take her in now as opposed to later. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 
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