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    Thomp10 posted:
    I have a 7 month old daughter and have been having issues with her physical health for the last 5 months. At birth she was said to be healthy born at 39 5/7 wks she weighed 8lbs and 7oz. However she has not developed normally or at the pace of other babies her age. At 7 months she can not turn over or sit up without support. She has defficulties using her arms in cornation meaning she reaches for things but she cant get her arms where she wants them so items have to be put in her hand because she cant grab them. If she drops a toys she cant pick it back up. She has not started the stage to begin crawling. She does not hold her chest and head up with her arms or get in positions on her knees. She also is not babbling. She does have physical features that stand out however I dont know if they are connected. She has a downward slant to her eyes. Her ears are a little lower than other kids. Her eyes moves in rapid motions left to right when she is looking at an object for a few seconds. We also have been battling with skin issues since she was about 6 weeks old. Thats when she began using hydrocortazone. There are somethings that are normal. She feeds normal taking in 6 oz every 4 hours. She weighs 23lbs and is currently 27ins. She sleeps through the night and have normal bowl movements and wet diapers. Im very concern and really need some answers. We have been for ct scans, been to a cardiologist and a genetics specialist, yet we still have no answers.
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    j9ween2 responded:
    have you contacted early intervention? get her evaluated and start whatever therapies they suggest for her. I hope you find some answers
    Janine (Tyler -5, Bella -3, and Giana -8 months born 8 weeks early)
     
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    Dan Brennan, MD responded:
    Hi Thomp10

    After reading your post, I would consider talking to your pediatrician about consulting with a pediatric neurologist or a developmental pediatrician (if you have one in your area).

    I would also encourage you to self-refer to your local regional center for a full developmental assessment - they will be able to provide you with free early intervention developmental, physical and occupational therapies.

    I hope that helps and please keep me updated.

    Dr. Dan
     
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    Isylya responded:
    I sincerely hope that there's nothing wrong. I agree that she needs to be seen by a developmental specialist of sorts.

    I just wanted to tell you, my best friends two children did the exact same thing. Seemingly 0 muscle control all the way up to 9 months. Then, she said, within a few months they all of a sudden went from nothing to walking. Both of them skipped crawling, scooting...etc..

    The eye thing... my nieces eyes do that. She has optic nerve dysplasia. She is 17 years old now, but she took a long time to hit her mile stones when she was a baby. She's completely normal with the exception of her eyes still moving rapidly.

    I hope that you see someone to get her evaluated and I hope that all is well. *hugs*


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