Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Racoon | 2012-10-17



Dear Prof

The karyotyping came back normal (as expected) and also no mosaicism (they ended up counting 40 cells!). So thats at least good news, even though it has no relevance to the FG syndrome. The ped neuro says he''s about 6 months delayed in his development, and also hypotonic so we are arranging for occupational therapy. She will only test him formally in a years time just before he goes to grade 0 at school. Cognitively he seems fine. We are also arranging for his decompression surgery with Prof Figaji at Red Cross for Jan 2013 just before he turns 4 yo. Hoping the decompression will improve his tongue and speech issues and also bladder control a bit. Quite a lot to digest, but other kids have it worse, so there is always a positive side to things in the bigger picture of life.

Expert's Reply



Thank you for letting me know. As you say, at least some good news.I really admire your positive attitude. Let us hope that once the brilliant neurosurgeon has done the decompression operation in January that your son will benefit greatly.

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