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Wednesday, 21 April 2010


We're back in the paediatric today for a review of B's motor progress. He is just over 2 years old now. Pulling himself up to stand and cruising around furniture. He takes some steps when held by both hands but his gait is asymmetrical with a slight dragging of his left leg.

He has marked hyper-mobility and his reflexes remain exaggerated. Muscle tone is slightly low but  this might be related to his hyper-mobility.

I've been researching cerebral palsy and ask the paediatrician about this. She decides to organise an MRI brain scan and do creatinine kinase enzyme levels. Physiotherapy to continue and a review of B once the results of the tests have been received.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Hearing test take two

B has another hearing test today because they had trouble testing him the first time. In the Audiology Clinic they put him in a box like the TARDIS but it's not bigger on the inside. It's sound proofed inside. I had no concerns about his hearing but he is still not saying any words. He vocalises sounds when interacting. He passed the distraction test today with better and faster responses then his first test in December 2009. Consultant Community Paediatrician in Audiology says B's hearing appears to be adequate for his speech to progress further and he is discharged from the Audiology Clinic.