A 38-year-old male asked:
i have a ten year old son. he is having memory problems. sometimes he is unable to repeat simple things he was just told. as an infant, he was in nicu for 3 weeks with under developed lungs. he suffered a collapsed lung, had pulmonary hypertension and
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Pediatrics 21 years experience
Often : Often times, memory issues in children are actually attention problems - they don't know what was just said to them because they weren't even listening in the first place. This is not necessarily his fault. He may have attention deficit disorder (add) which is often discovered later than attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd) because kids with add aren't bouncing off of the walls. If he has a problem with frequent daydreaming, he could have a condition called "absence seizures" where kids are actually having few second seizures when they appear to be "spacing out". They usually do not remember anything during the time of the seizure.
Being able to successfully treat him requires diagnosing the cause of his problem. You should contact your son's doctor and discuss your concerns. They may be able to help him, or will know who to refer him to in your area. Good luck!
5332 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pulmonology 36 years experience
Memory: Memory problems are not typical of lung disease but you should check with your pediatrician.
5232 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Evaluation needed: He should be evaluated by a neurologist or psychologist. Spending three weeks in an ICU with under developed lungs may have left subtle signs affecting the child's neurodevelopment.
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Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Neurology work up: In the NICU they monitor for neurologic problems. The results of the testing should be available in his chart for your neurologist. A head CT or MRI may be indicated to determine if there are any current abnormalities. Speech therapy and extra tutoring also may be helpful.
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4038 viewsAnswered May 23, 2018
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Memory: He should be evaluated by a neurologist or a developmental specialist .His school should also conduct a psychoeducational testing as well.
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Last updated May 23, 2018
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