Stephanie - posted on 12/05/2008 ( 18 moms have responded )
Hi, I'm new to all this stuff. I was wondering in anyone out there is having the same issues with their child. My daughter, Anndalin, has been diagnosed with Developmental Delay. We are really not sure what this means. She did not sit up until she was 9 months old, didn't crawl until she was 13 months old, and at 2 years she still is not walking. She does not talk or assign sounds/words to meaning. She does have her own language though, and she is constantly "talking". Her first MRI showed that the white matter in her brain was not myelinated the way it should be. Her next MRI showed that the functions of her brain were normal. The last MRI showed the structure to still be "different" than it should be. They say the white matter is "white-er" than it should be. These extra white spots are deep in the frontal lobe and are scattered. Now they have switched us to a Metabolic Neurologist, thinking maybe she has a metabolic disorder.
She has been progressing, and it seems like she is really intelligent she just can't get her thougts across to us and communicate effectivly.
She is one of the happiest little girls I have ever seen. I see joy in her everyday, and I realize that no matter what Anndalin is my baby and she is such a blessing to me.
I guess I just wanted to write a bit about her and see if anybody has any helpful insight. Thanks for listening. :)