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asleep since birth aged 21 years

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  • Posted By: henrietta spink
  • June 28, 2009
  • 07:38 AM

My son was born after a normal pregnancy and scored high on the apgar chart. The moment the cord was cut he fell asleep. At two years of age it was assumed he had massive brain damage. His CAT and MRI scans were normal. He has been tested with MRI/DTI scans at Boston Mass Gen for neural pathway defects. All was normal. All metabolic neuro-genetic testing has come back normal. The only abnormality that could be found was in his EEG's - his brain wave patterns are similar to someone in a trancendental sleep state. No one can say why.

He has grown normally - though looks incredibly young for his age. He does not function at all. He cannot walk or talk or do a single thing for himself. He just sleeps. He has been tested for DRD. Any ideas.

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