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4.5months old

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  • Posted By: OrlandoCruz
  • March 19, 2008
  • 06:06 AM

My son just started doing somthing for the first time yesterday and it seem very stange to me. We were playing like we always do he was laying on the bed and i would make him laugh, it was late and i noticed him yawning, a few minutes later i noticed him moving his jaw then his mouth pulled back as if he was trying to show is bottom teeth (if he had any) and his jaw moved up and down while doing this his eyes also widened, i dont know how to exactly describe it but it almost looked like he was gasping for air, my wife said she saw him do this earlier in the day also... so i thought i would wait untill tody to see if it continues well just a few hours ago he did it again this time he was sitting on my wifes lap i noticed this time when he did it he also threw his head back a little... i am worried. but i am living in the Philippines right now and im worried if i take him to the docter they wont catch it or wont see him doing it and they wont understand what im talking about. can anyone tell me if this is normal or not?... oh and one more thing the reason im really thrown off is because after this (spasm?) he will go on laughing and smiling again.

One last thing, im not sure that this has anything to do with whats going on above, but i want all the information availible, when my son was born here at the Philippine hospital we had a norborn screening, and the test came back that his has (G6PD deficiency).

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  • Dear forum,I don't know what is wrong with your baby but i would like to hear if your baby has green stool, strange screams, spasm like symptoms, scary jumps, poor head control etc. . We have 5 months baby too and he has the above symptoms and we are worried. We are just waiting for blood results. Please tell us any other symptoms your baby has. good luck gumashaa My son just started doing somthing for the first time yesterday and it seem very stange to me. We were playing like we always do he was laying on the bed and i would make him laugh, it was late and i noticed him yawning, a few minutes later i noticed him moving his jaw then his mouth pulled back as if he was trying to show is bottom teeth (if he had any) and his jaw moved up and down while doing this his eyes also widened, i dont know how to exactly describe it but it almost looked like he was gasping for air, my wife said she saw him do this earlier in the day also... so i thought i would wait untill tody to see if it continues well just a few hours ago he did it again this time he was sitting on my wifes lap i noticed this time when he did it he also threw his head back a little... i am worried. but i am living in the Philippines right now and im worried if i take him to the docter they wont catch it or wont see him doing it and they wont understand what im talking about. can anyone tell me if this is normal or not?... oh and one more thing the reason im really thrown off is because after this (spasm?) he will go on laughing and smiling again. One last thing, im not sure that this has anything to do with whats going on above, but i want all the information availible, when my son was born here at the Philippine hospital we had a norborn screening, and the test came back that his has (G6PD deficiency).
    gumashaa 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • Actualy now that you mention it yes a day or two before he started the thing with his mouth he also started a very strange and loud screaming kinda high pitch, i never thought anything of it just thought it was him playing and trying something new. as for his ability to control his head he seems okay with that, althought he does put his head down tward his chest alot, but i always thought that was because he was chubby (not over wieght) i just thought maybe it was to heavy for him to hold up.I am interested in what the blood results come back for your child, like i said before we had a newborn screening when my son was born and it did show he had a g6pd deficency but maybe i might have another test done. please keep me informed. thanks
    OrlandoCruz 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Dear Orlando, It is always not easy when it comes to your baby. It is a natural thing that connects parents with their babies. One always wishes nothing on earth could happen to my baby. You mention your baby drops his head. Is it only forward or back or sides? My son can lift his head up but can hold onl few minutes. My son has tantrums/ extrem cries. I don't know what is wrong with him. The blood results will take a while since it was routine check. How was your son's G6pd deficiency treated? Best regards Gumashaa
    gumashaa 3 Replies Flag this Response
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