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Need help with my son

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  • Posted By: worriedmominohio
  • January 17, 2008
  • 08:02 AM

My son was born at 36 wks gestation weighing a healthy 7 lbs. His sugar level was low and his body temp wouldn't stay up and he was jaundice but he still came home with me. Upon his birth the nurses noticed a tremor in his left leg that would come and go but the Dr said to wait it out and see if it got better. By 3 years old it had moved to his right leg up into his right arm. I took him to a neurologist and they did an MRI on brain and spine both came back ok. He was diagnosed with hyper-reflexia diplegia and extremly flat feet. Now at 5 years old the tremor/twitch in his right leg is much worse and the foot is starting to turn inwards with toes pointing to left leg causing him to trip. He is also experience behavioral problems (impulsivness, unable to control anger, moodswings, depression, anxiety...). Speech becomes slurred and is behind but only midly. Neurologist is having another EEG run to rule out Seizures. I just don't know what to do. Without an idea of what it could be it is harder to help him. He is in physical therapy because if he doesn't keep going his legs get to week to hold him up but if he over does it then he gets leg cramps and they get weak. Physical therapist isn't sure what is going on. So I am just looking around trying to find any kind of help with information.

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  • I first want to say, I am so sorry that your son is going through all of this. I have no input on the tremor but do hope you find the answer. The behavior's he is experiencing sounds like possible Aspergers or possibly another autism spectrum disorder. I wish you and your son luck. My son was born at 36 wks gestation weighing a healthy 7 lbs. His sugar level was low and his body temp wouldn't stay up and he was jaundice but he still came home with me. Upon his birth the nurses noticed a tremor in his left leg that would come and go but the Dr said to wait it out and see if it got better. By 3 years old it had moved to his right leg up into his right arm. I took him to a neurologist and they did an MRI on brain and spine both came back ok. He was diagnosed with hyper-reflexia diplegia and extremly flat feet. Now at 5 years old the tremor/twitch in his right leg is much worse and the foot is starting to turn inwards with toes pointing to left leg causing him to trip. He is also experience behavioral problems (impulsivness, unable to control anger, moodswings, depression, anxiety...). Speech becomes slurred and is behind but only midly. Neurologist is having another EEG run to rule out Seizures. I just don't know what to do. Without an idea of what it could be it is harder to help him. He is in physical therapy because if he doesn't keep going his legs get to week to hold him up but if he over does it then he gets leg cramps and they get weak. Physical therapist isn't sure what is going on. So I am just looking around trying to find any kind of help with information.
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    • January 18, 2008
    • 01:45 PM
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