Posted by: Concerned | 2005/07/06


Worried about baby sister

Hi I'm concerned about my baby sister, she will be 5 in September. Her problem after going to many a doctor is as follows. She suffers from ADHD, and also has a disorder where her musels are deterating. The doctors want to put her on Ritalin, but in doing so this shortens her time to be able to walk by herself and also do things by herself. I have also heard that Ritalin isn't a good thing full stop. What can we do, please help.

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I dont like the sound of any of this. She seems to have a condition called muscular dystrophy. You must take her to a specialist. There are specialists in all the larger cities in South Africa.

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Posted by: Concerned | 2005/07/11

Dear Peadiatrician
We have taken her to a few of them already, she has even been to a shrink for tests. I hate having to see her like this. It is very stressful for all of us at the moment as we seem to be stuck between a rock and a hard place with regards to her taking medication for her ADHD, this isn't good for her in the form that the ADHD is keeping her from landing up in a wheelchair. If her mom lets her take the medication for ADHD, then her life is so to say over. She is going to therapy for her muscels, but for how long that is going to help I have no idea, at the end of the day I think that only God knows what He has install for this wonderful little girl.

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