Just when you think you have come through one another pops up to take the last one's place.
I do not remember if I wrote about Bubby's delivery. He was very large and had shoulder dystocia. He spent alot of time in the hospital as he had pneumonia when he was born. And has been slower to do everything than the other children. Also his little feet and to a lesser extent his hands are always discolored. His feet are purplish and puffy most of the time. So the Doc refered us to an allergist. We discovered he is allergic to many different things but the allergist said it was not allergy related. So we then got refered to a vascular doctor.
Just got back on Monday from seeing him and he said it is related to the shoulder dystocia. It is considered a birth injury. His spinal cord got stretched when he was born and it has short circuted his sympathetic nervous system The doctor said it helps regulate his temp system and that is off, which is why his hands and feet are discolored. His body thinks they are cold and needs more blood sent to them when they don't. Also controls his adrenal gland. He is also concerned about his fine motor skills. As they are delayed.
So I called his doctor and she told me she is not sure what to do with him. OH HELP!!! So I called an aunt who is a nurse and googled alot and then called the doctor. I asked to be refered to a Pediatric Neurologist as I feel that is the next logical step to getting him assesed. I would like to know what the extent of the damage is and see what we can do, if anything.
Thanks so much for listening and all of you prayers will be appreciated.