This boy was always a quick wit and very athletic. He earned A's and B's and participated in many after school programs. Last October started hearing from his teachers that he was having academic difficulties. In December he had a full neuro-psych workup done and it was concluded that we should consult a neurologist.
Since then he has seen neurologists in Providence, Boston, New York and are also consulting with the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He has undergone 4 MRIs, 2 EEGs, a PET scan, 2 spinal taps, 2 skin biopsies, 1 muscle biopsy, a full body CAT scan and numerous blood and urine tests. There is still no diagnosis. They tried treating empirically. None of the treatments have yielded any positive changes in his situation.
The decline in the last 2 months has been dramatic. He now needs assistance walking and uses a wheelchair. He is unable to speak but can mouth words or whisper. He drools and is somewhat incontinent. He often has tremors.
On the positive side, he is content, smiles all the time and laughs often. Cognitively, he seems to understand everything if it is slowed down for him. He can write by hand and type on the computer. He continues to have trouble with short term and working memory but seems to remember everything he learned before last September.
Could this be due to: METAL TOXICITY or MOLD?
Any opinions/experiences out there?