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isolated tremor in left leg of my 2 year old baby

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  • Posted By: Concernedmum
  • October 23, 2007
  • 07:41 AM

Hi,

I was hoping someone would be able to help me please. I have 2 year old twins boys and one is having problems.

Generally his coordination is quite poor and he often trips over. When he runs it looks like his upper body twists slightly and he can really only manage a fast walk. It is very hard to pinpoint but it doesn;t look right.

What has prompted me to wirte in though is that although he has had leg tremors for some time he has began to fall over when he is having one. The tremors seem to have no prompt - they usually occur when he is sitting on my lap or being held or having his nappy changed. Today he was having one and so I stood him up. His foot curled under and he fell but his foot doesn;t curl under when he is having a tremor normally. Last week He was on the floor and stood up to walk and his foot did the same thing, it was like he had no feeling in it and it dragged or curled under and so he fell over again. He stood himself up again and the foot did it again and he fell. he got upset and so I picked him up.

This is so frustrating as I have had him at the physio and paed doc. The Doc said structurally he was fine and the pyhsio says he is fine also. I do not agree with them I know smething isn;t right with my baby. There are other things about his movements that also seem "off" but its very hard to pinpoint and articulate.

Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Trust you gut instinct. Can someone videotape the baby and THEN show the doctor? I would then see a pediatric neurologist for the tremors.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • October 23, 2007
    • 07:57 AM
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  • Trust you gut instinct. Can someone videotape the baby and THEN show the doctor? I would then see a pediatric neurologist for the tremors. Thanks for the response. I was thinking the same thing re: videotaping. Its just a matter of catching it. I should make it a point to have it ready on my kitchen bench or somewhere else close by. Re: trusting my gut instinct. My mum sees that something is wrong also, so that's reasurring especially since physio's etc say he's ok. At least I know I'm not being an over anxious mum and my concerns are real.
    Concernedmum 4 Replies
    • October 23, 2007
    • 09:19 AM
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  • Just an update: I took my baby to another paed today and he has ordered blood tests, metabolic function test, an EEG and cat scan and is refering him to a Paedeatric Nuerologist. Hopefully there will be nothing wrong but if there is I pray these tests diagnose it. The doctor mentioned possibly it could be some form of epilepsy.
    Concernedmum 4 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 03:01 AM
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  • Thank goodness you went to a real doctor this time. It sounds like it could be Epilepsy or some type of neurological problem that really needs attention. Poor little tyke.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • October 24, 2007
    • 08:21 AM
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