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8 year old son walking funny.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 8, 2008
  • 03:11 AM

I have an 8 year old autistic son who has the following symptoms.
1)He has to take a few steps backwards before walking forward.
2)He has a strange waddling gait.
3) He is walking very slowly and sometimes freezes in place and has to be physically pulled to begin walking forward again.
4) He doesn't have a high temperature
5) He is eating normally.
6) He hasn't had any general lethargy
7) he has been doing this for 3 weeks and it has gotten worse.
8) he is non verbal so I have no way of knowing exactly how he is feeling.
I have an appoinment with a doctor later in the week but could use some peace of mind from someone who can give me an idea of what this is.

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  • a weird gait could be dopa responsive dystonia a conditiono often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or parkinsons
    qwertyuiop123 453 Replies Flag this Response
  • my son was doing the same thing when he was 8....after numerous tests it was discovered that he had a neuromuscular disease called Friedrich's Ataxia
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
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