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Friday, December 13, 2013

Neurology

You know, I'm not even sure if I posted about this a couple months back but Izzy was referred to neurology shortly after she turned two and it was about a two month wait to get in to see someone. But not too long ago, our appointment time was here and off we went to meet the neurologist who will be following her :)

The original referral was mostly due to her speech regression (that followed the same pattern as the boys) and the toe-walking but also a little bit about the frequent walking into things, falling, missing the chair and hitting the ground, etc. 

The neuro doc was really nice and great with her but she would not even acknowledge him, little imp.  She wouldn't look at him, ignored him, and yet she was cooperative when he checked her over.  She did, however, make a big deal out of the female student who was shadowing him--Iz ran to her and gave hugs and played peek a boo with her and generally let it be known that she liked the lady but wanted nothing to do with the man :p

He didn't really see anything of too much concern during her evaluation, although there were a few things she just would not comply with.  But because of her medical history and the family history, he is considering doing an MRI just to have a look at things.  However, that means sedation and so he wants to hold off a bit on that--he gave her a referral to be evaluated for speech therapy and wrote an order for 2-3 times a week if the therapist believes she needs it.  We have a followup appointment with neuro in a few months to see if she has made any improvements.  If she is improving, he probably won't do the MRI but if he thinks she hasn't improved enough or isn't improving, he'll order the MRI.  So fingers crossed that we have improvements because sedation makes me nervous ;)

Oh, and he brought up having her tested for fragile x and possibly having the boys tested as well because of the family history--one of his first thoughts was that this all may be genetic.  I told him her ped had already ordered the test and we are just waiting on results.  S has a ped appointment coming up as well and we should be getting the order to get his test started as well.