Posted: 13/03/2011 at 06:31
Hi Ladies, not been on for a while, Charlotte really glad Lydia is doing well and that at last you have some answers, Chriss sorry Paul has been under the weather again hope he is feeling better soon.
Update on us, Isaac had a review with the paed 3 weeks ago followed by a genetics appointment, the paed has basically said that he doesnt deny that Isaac has behavioural, social and communication problems, sensory processing disorder, hypermobility poor core stability and low muscle tone but as he cant come up with a diagnosis he is signing us off as there is no point keep going back every few months and going over the same ground :evil: he said that when Isaac starts school in September he will automatically get picked up by the SENCO and referred to the school paed. To say I am fuming is an understatement, I am not prepared to accept that there is no one to help us, I have asked for referal to a different paed at a different hospital but so far I am hitting a brick wall.
We saw the geneticist who actualy gave a diagnosis in writing of autistic spectrum disorder, in a way I breathed a sigh of relief that finally we knew what we were dealing with, however the paed will not support the diagnosis so it is not an official diagnosis.
He was also due to go in for surgery last Thursday to repair his hernia/hydrocele but at his pre op on Tuesday they discovered he has a heart murmur so cancelled the op until he had seen a cardiologist. We saw the cardio on Friday and he has a condition called bicuspid aortic valve, what that means in laymans terms is this, the aortic valve usually divides into 3 sections, this enables the valve to close properly and prevent blood from flowing back into the heart, Isaac has only 2 sections so he has a bit of backflow, at the moment they are not concerned and it generally doesnt cause any problems in childhood, problems are usually seen later on in life when the heart has to work harder, he will be reviewed every few years but for now we have been told not to worry (easier said than done). He has been rebooked in for his surgery 22 March, then he will be due another lot of surgery on his eye before the beginning of March, busy time for us at the moment. Good to hear from you both, take care. H xxxx