Could my baby have cp?

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Could my baby have cp?

Postby babymum4 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:27 am

Hi everyone, I am looking for some advice please. My 7mth old is a twin and he had a chest infection at birth which he was in icu for 3 days he then came back to me but was rushed in to icu again after having some kind of strange fit. He was born at 37wks and weighed 5lb 5oz. He had some funny turns when he got home but was diagnosed as having reflux and has been taking antacids for that ever since. He has one hand tightly clenched and doesnt use that arm very often either. You have to prize his fingers away from his clenched fist but he will still not use it i.e. if I hold a toy out to him on this hand he will use his other hand to try and get it, he uses his "good" hand do do everything and will flap that arm and play but the other arm and hand he wont use. I took him to the doc but she was very young and just said she had't seen it before and referred him to the paeds but that was 6/8wks ago and he still hasn't seen anyone since. His arm and hand are also very cold in the morning when he first wakes. It was only today when trying to find out more info I stumbled across monoplegia and cp and thoguht this sounds like my baby. He cant roll over yet but tries to go on to his side. What do you think?

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Re: Could my baby have cp?

Postby healthinmotion » Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:13 pm

Hello,

According to your description, this shows early signs of cerebral palsy. I am not providing you with any type of medical advice but based on your description and since I work with children with CP this is not an unfamiliar case. Therefore, the sooner you will start treatment for your son the better the prognosis will be. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me for any additional information at info@healthinmotionrehab.com.

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Natan
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Re: Could my baby have cp?

Postby babymum4 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:52 pm

Thanks so much for the quick and honest reply. I am going to ask to see my usual doctor and ask him to refer my son to the kids hospital rather than the local hospital as I imagine they will have more specialist knowledge than the local hosi.

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Re: Could my baby have cp?

Postby babymum4 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:49 am

Had my little one back at the doctors yesterday to see my own doctor and he said he thinks that it is cerebal palsy, hemiplegia. He is going to chase up the hospital for an app asap but he forewarned me that they may or may not seek to diagnose at this stage depending on whether the paed is happy to sedate a baby for the mri that would be required.

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Re: Could my baby have cp?

Postby healthinmotion » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:16 pm

I hope all goes well with your son!!
Have a great weekend,

Natan
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