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18 months and no diagnosis for baby

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 22, 2008
  • 05:05 AM

My daughter was born to term, normal weight, head circumference and length. It was a c-section b/c my blood pressure went up to an unsafe level, other than that the pregnancy was normal. At 2 months she would not stop crying, all day and all night. Tested for everything at Children's Hospital LA. Diagnosis was gastric reflux. Over the past 18 months, she is 20 months now, there are more symptoms. She has a small head that she can not hold up, can not sit up, crawl, walk, talk or hold anything in her hands. We know that it is some sort of global delay, what is causing it is what we can not figure out. Docs are sure that it is genetic, yet they come up blank after chromosome testing. Physical therapists are sure that it is neurological. Any thoughts, I cant even find anything else to beg them to test her on.

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  • Have you had her checked for Celiac Disease? She may be crying because she is in pain, and may not be able to hold her up due to fact that celiac starves the body of nutrition. Just a thought. Best wishes.
    aliceanna 41 Replies Flag this Response
  • I'd think Autism or a possible bone cancer, may be a cause. I'm not too sure however. Autism, if I can explain it, is when the child can't really learn to walk, talk, do things normally that other children can do at that age. Here's a link. I wish you luck and pray for your baby.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autism
    Tiedye 31 Replies Flag this Response
  • I don't know if you are still checking what people post, if so please list tests she has had done, her current age in months, her current weight, length, and head circumference. Also any family history. why did they diagnose her with gastric reflux, the crying, or was there something else? What doctors has she seen.
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies Flag this Response
  • I agree with qwertyuiop123; could you tell us what she has had tested? Have they checked B12 levels? (If she is low, be sure and replace with METHYL-B12, not cyanocobalamin--check out the B12 blog).Have you considered supplementing her with Omega 3 fatty acids (fish oils)--Nordic Naturals are a safe mecury free brand. Has she had a metabolic disorder specialist check her? Best wishes.
    marionstar 228 Replies Flag this Response
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