Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 23rd, 2017, 10:43 AM   11
_Meep_
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 2,776
In dim light, when she was younger, they were never the same size. In bright light, always the same size. Now, it varies. Sometimes it is more noticeable, sometimes I can barely see a difference!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jul 28th, 2017, 13:08 PM   12
adrie
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 696
Hi Meep...I just noticed your other reply about your daughter seeming to have a weaker side at a young age that evened out...

I've been noticing my son seems to favour his left hand as well (regular pupil). He still uses his right hand, reaches and can hold and bat toys, puts each hand separately or together in his mouth, with or without toys; brings both hands to mid-line; puts one or both hands to his bottle, etc., he just seems a bit more dominant on the left side. He rolls both ways and can scoot around, and has been doing so and bearing weight for 1.5 months now pretty much. He is starting to learn to sit while bearing weight on his hands for support. He was 5mo on July 21.

I just had a check up with the GP yesterday and he did not seem concerned.

I'm wondering, was your daughter's smaller pupil also on the right side? I am worried about CP, and the funny thing is, I actually have mild CP on my entire right side. I guess like any mom, I wouldn't want any sort of diagnosis for my child. I know what it's like to have this disability, and though I compensate just fine, it annoys me from time to time; probably because I have a totally normally functioning side so I'm more aware of the variance. I'm fairly certain though that I did not use my right hand like my son does his own.



Status: Offline
 
Old Jul 28th, 2017, 15:04 PM   13
_Meep_
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Wiltshire, UK
Posts: 2,776
Hi,

Yes it is her right eye! How interesting your son has some quirks too. The eye was another thing actually that worried me with regard to CP, as ALL her 'problems' seemed to be on her right side. When I say problems, though, she didn't really have any - just the smaller, irregularly shaped pupil, a weaker right hand which she fisted, rolling to the left all the time (though she could roll right), teething on the left side first with EVERY pair of teeth that came through, a right foot that turned in a little bit ... even recently, in the last six months or so, I discovered that she could stick her tongue out to the left but not to the right! Man did I freak out.

ALL of those problems resolved on their own though. Every single one. Though for the tongue, it took two applications of chocolate mousse on the right corner of her mouth before she miraculously learned how to do it.

She is a completely normal, healthy, typical, active, agile, fantastic little girl. Her manual dexterity is brilliant, she's been on time with all her milestones, her speech is beyond her years. There is nothing wrong with her at all and I know that now, but it took a long time to accept it.

I still don't really know what caused it all. She got a bit stuck while she was being born and had some treatment for a sore neck and spine as a baby, so maybe that left a mild injury that took some time to heal. She also sucks her right thumb and has since she was tiny, so maybe that meant her right hand got less practice. I used to feed her lying down in bed all the time on her right side, leaving her left arm free to wave and fiddle about. That was another of my theories.

Your son honestly sounds normal. I actually saw a physio just after LO started walking as I was so panicked and even with all this shit going on and the fisting of the hand while she trotted about, the physio assured me she absolutely did not have CP. So if it really starts to get to you, which I totally understand, it's a good route to go down.

I think, though, because of your own condition (and for me, because of my stupid anxiety), we just notice these things more than other people would and possibly blow them somewhat out of proportion.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Today, 08:23 AM   14
adrie
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 696
Hi Meep! I somehow forgot to reply...thank you so much for your huge post in response

In all honesty, I am no longer concerned about my son having CP--he often uses his hand more than I use my own, and I'm grown.. And his gross and fine motor movements are developing more and more. If he had CP more time wouldn't even out his hand/fingers in terms of development, but make it more noticeable as the normal hand developed on time. Like you, I am SUPER detail-oriented, verging on neurotic really. It drives me mad and something I'm working on as it starts to work against me.

Much like your daughter, he is on time/advanced in his milestones, particularly in regards to physical strength and mobility. He is rocking back and forth and often bears all of his weight on his hands and tips of his toes...not even 6months and I think he will full-on crawl any time now!

We still have a pediatric neurologist appointment booked for Aug. 22 which I am keeping of course--it's a 2hr appt. apparently! Just to make sure there isn't anything wrong, hopefully. My instincts say he is perfectly healthy.



Status: Offline
 
Reply



Bookmarks

Tags
5mo , pupil , smaller

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



SEO by vBSEO