My child is 7 months old and has multiple symptoms that so far, have not resulted in a diagnosis. She has undergone many tests and has been hospitalized for more testing.
At 7 months she is considered "failure to thrive" as she has difficulties gaining weight and is on a high calorie formula. She weighs almost 13 pounds and is approximately 26 inches long. She has a weak suck and does not drink much per feeding - only about 3 to 4 ounces.
She has hypotonia (muscle weakness) and cannot sit, hold her head up well (although this has improved greatly in the last few months) and is unable to do most of what other babies do at the same age.
She is developmentally delayed physically, but mentally and emotionally is right on target.
There is no family history of any similar condition.
Thus far, we have ruled out brain damage, brain malformation, cystic fibrosis, myotonic dystrophy, heart damage/deformation, metabolic issues, and Prader-Willi syndrome.
No issues during pregnancy. No alcohol, no drugs, no smoking at all during pregnancy. Normal birth weight.
We are thinking possible muscular dystrophy, but do not have any answers yet from doctors. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Your input would be very much appreciated.
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