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  • Posted By: amandamarklin
  • March 2, 2008
  • 07:35 PM

My 10 Year Old Daughter Has Had Alot Of Problems She Did Not Sit Till She Was 1 Yr Crawl Till She Was 18 Mon Or Walk Tilll She Was 2 . She Was Reffered To A Paedritrain Who Saw That She Had Poor Coordernation Low Muscle Tone And Motor Skill Problems! She Has Improved Alot But Still Has Alot Of Problems Which Is Also Setting Her Back At School. I Asked The Doctor If He Could Tell Me What Was Wrong With Her And He Said There Are All Different Symptems For Different Syndromes Meaning What? All Tests That She Have Had Ie Mri And Others Have Not Come Up With Anythink But Im Getting Concerned Cause They Have Not Told Me What It Is My Nana Told Me Her Uncle Had Mental And Physical Problems My Aunty And Her Daughter Do To And My Uncle Has Down Syndrome Could This Be A Family Thing ? Or Is It They Are Saying There Is Nothink Wrong With Her She Is Still Very Clumsy Has Motor Skill Problems And Is Still Struggling Academically At School Please Can Any One Help?:)

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  • i remember reading about this, its a disease where the body doesnt make energy properly, it uses suger and something els to make a different type of enegery then normal people make. theres a diet for it, and if your child follows this diet all their life they will be fine. i dont remember what its called, but it can casue PERMANENT brain damage. so its very important that you tell your doctors about this. it gets very bad at age 2, but since birth you will see symptoms. at age 2+ it really takes effect and every year without it being diagnosed is another year of brain damage. TELL YOUR DOCTORS ASAP. search google for the name ect, i also read that the brain will release a certain chemical to help give energy, but with this disease, the brain releases dangerous amounts of that chemical. im so sorry i cant remember anything about this, ill try really hard to remember please tell your doctors ASAP it is VERY important. there are certain tests for it, but i dont think they will know what the disease is called because it is VERY rare. again i will try to remember.
    LymeTime 65 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes, this could definitely be a "family thing." You should tell your doctor about your aunts & uncles and ask to see a geneticist (gene doctor).
    aquila 1263 Replies Flag this Response
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