Posted by: Worried Mother | 2006/10/27


I have a 1 year ten months old baby. He was born a prem, 6 months and 3 weeks. He started teething after year old. He can move his legs but cannot walk. I consulted a doctor, who did a cat-scan but could not find anything. Physically he looks OK. Do you have an idea what might be the problem?

Thank you.
Worried Mother

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Hallo Worried Mother
Yes, it sometimes happen that prems present with problems later on. I would suggest that you take you boy for a full assessment to an early intervention clinic where a physio, occupational therapist, medical doctor, etc is involved in the assesment to determine the problem. He may have low muscle tone and this is treatable with the right kind of therapy.

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