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How Soon After My Child Is Born Will I Know If She Has Cerebral Palsy
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Developmental: Your pediatrician should be able to tell if there are significant delays. However, there are a number of assessment tool, one of the more common is ages and stages that are specific for ages and help not only assess fine, gross motor, but communication (verbal, non-verbal), socialization, etc. You could ask your doctor to use this to see where your child is compared to his or her peers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask your MD: Developmental charts are available from the aap and are used in most pediatrician offices. Children develop at different rates and in different areas. Gross motor, fine motor, verbal, and social development can each be assessed separately. Problems can be focused on specific areas of development and followed closely. Serious delays may need more coordinated therapy programs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The neuro my 2 year old daughter sees is testing her for autism and that's it.. I think she may have cerebral palsy how can I get her tested.!?
Hx & Exam: The definition of CP is a disorder of movement & posture due to injury to the developing nervous system that ocrurred anytime from pregnancy to 3 yrs of age. If you have seen a neuro & s/he is not concerned about the kids movements, you have been checked. However, there are mild forms of CP that may not become evident untill more refined movements are expected as an older child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reflux is universal: All babies reflux to some degree and it gradually increases from birth to about 4-5 mo and begins to settle down after they start sitting up. Whether it becomes associated with pain, fussiness or weight loss to the point OB being called gerd varies with the patient. It may never show or be obvious in the first week. ...Read more
Observation/time: These features are hard to detect early, but they become more apparent with age. Hypotonia describes a looseness within the muscles that make them less capable of sustaining normal posture or movement. These kids often slip through your hands if you pick them up at the armpits.The abnormal stiffness or ratchety movement of CP is detected when the kid is old enough to start moving independently. ...Read more
My mom was diagnosed copd, she is 70. She is in stage 3, what can I do to help her. How much time do we have. She has never smoked.?
Multiple things: First you should discuss your moms specifics with her doctor. The COPD stage is not precise enough to say how long one might live. With good care of the COPD one can live a long time. Treatment entails a number of things that a patient should seek, include smoking cessation, use of inhaled medicines to decrease symptoms, a flu shot yearly, pneumonia vaccine and pulmonary rehab. Oxygen if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unclear: Key issue is current medical management, and rehab. She may have some recovery of function with speech, physical, and occupational therapies. Risks must be covered, as blood clots in legs, future additional strokes or heart attacks, secondary bladder or lung infections possible. Appropriate meds critical. Close work with stroke specialist advised. ...Read more
Crying unconsolably: A common definition of colic is an infant who cries for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days of the week, for more than 3 weeks. Although no one knows for sure what causes it, colic is fairly common, starting a few weeks after birth. Luckily, this condition goes away by about the third month of life. The main thing is to make sure your baby's crying is not caused by a serious condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on age: This is a broad subject. Without knowing his age, I can't give you specific advice in just a paragraph. Please refer to this link which covers speech milestones and development by age from infants to 5 yrs of age. I hope it helps. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/pediatrics/age-appropriate_speech_and_language_milestones_90,P02170/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child CMV when born, how would she be tested to see if the CMV had affect on her learning disability. She is 8yrs and she is at a level of a 2yrs?
Difficult Answer: It will be very diffcult to tell if your child's learning issues are due to CMV infection or another etilogy all together. I amsure that you ahve very good doctors, therpaists & specialist helaping you with her care- they are the best ones to answer this question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on type: There are alot of genetic causes and environmental causes of deafness, most will only affect the hearing which can be overcome with proper schooling and teaching, every child is now tested at birth so early intervention gives better outcomes now. ...Read more
Within 48 hours: The first vaccine should be given within 48 hours of birth. Then next vaccine is given at 1-2 months of age. Do not delay vaccines unless directed to do so for medical reasons by your baby's doctor. Vaccines are important to the health of all children as they help to prevent many life threatening diseases ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In infancy?: Core symptoms of autism look different at different ages, but always include delays in social communication. A 4-month-should goo and coo " in sync" with mom, a 6-month-old should raise his arms to be picked up, a 9-month old should respond to his name. The diagnosis includes much more, but these are things parents can notice early. Firstsigns.Org has good checklists for parents. Check it out! ...Read more
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