Development Delays?

Christen - posted on 04/05/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )

3

35

0

My 2 year old daughter has Stage 4 NeuroBlastoma cancer and is almost done with all of her treatments. My daughter is not only fighting for her life but she can not walk (due to being hospitalized for many months), she does not eat and does not talk. She has many other development delays. Im hoping that this is all due to being sick as she was unable to develop normally bc of her illness. The doctors think she may be autistic but I honestly think it's due to not feeling well and hasn't been able to do many of the things a normal 2 year old shld be doing. Im hoping this will be nothing more then a few months of different therapies once shes done with her cancer treatments.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

User - posted on 06/07/2011

1

0

1

Hi,
My son's name is Callum and he was diagnosed with Infant ALL with M11 gene when he was 13 weeks old. He finished his treatment last June. He too had spent most of his small life laying around a hospital bed with a ng tube. He only started to walk last year. He still doesn't talk (but i think he can, just refuses to). And eating slow but small steps. He too has been diagnoised with autistic traits, but they wont test him until he is 5. Also they say it might me due to his environment when is was in hospital. They also say if he was 2 everything would be on target. Callum has come along way since his treatment has finished though slow for others, major changes for us. Though his balance isn't great, he has already broken a hip.
Food is the biggest stress for me. Callum will only eat willing 5 things, yoghurt, chips, hot chips and rice biscuits and lemonade, everything else i have to syringe down him. I honestly think that when he is in the normal environment for kids, kindy hanging out with kids his own age will come along in heaps and bounds and honestly he's been through so much he may need a little more time than his peers but when he's a teenager we will be wondering what we were worried about.

If you see this, leave this form field blank.
Powered by RESPECT not THUMPS

1 Comment

View replies by

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms