update on earlier post
Recently I posted that I was becoming concerned about my 6 mo son who would not use his right arm/hand/fingers and that my pediatrician blew off my questions at his last doctor appt. Well today we took him back to the doctor and saw the PA (they whole reason we stay with this dr) and she is now sending us to Children's Hospital to see a neurologist. The (prick) pediatrician was called in to confer and they told us they believe our son as brachial plexus palsy. So it has been an emotional afternoon for me. I have read up on it and they degree of severity can be mild to disabling. Since our son does use it to a very minor extent I do not see it being disabling but I also had a friend who had a injury exactly like this and ended up having to have the affect limb amputated. What really upsets me is most of the facts on this state that it generally happens in child birth and needs to be detected between 3-6 mo for optimal recovery. So I question if something happened in my delivery (a c-section) which was quick and 3 wks early because they figured out after my son was born he had had a bowel movement (meconeium) and it was pretty severe which lead to him being admitted to NICU for a 7 day heavy antibiotic regime. And then secondly, I tried discussing this with the (prick) ped dr and he blew me off. Right now I just want to focus on finding out what is specifically wrong with my son, the degree of it, and working on getting him better. However, I would like to know if something happened in the delivery that was not told to me.
Unfortunately you may not find out the reason and if you're like me who reaaallkyyy likes to know a cause of everything then that may be tough.
I hate prick doctors of all kinds and u should tell him to his face that you feel like he's blowing your concerns off and ask him or tell him to have some freaking compassion for a mom whose sons hand isn't "working right"".. Sorry about that but I feel your irritation and concern.
Regardless of what (if) something happened to make this an issue.. Here you are and that's so scary to deal with, but you are doing everything u can and will continue to do what you should do for your baby.
I can tell from your post that you will get answers and get the attention and rehab your son needs to help you guys out.
Keep us posted!! If like to know if you find something and how this is treated.
Stay strong and wise. :)