Mayo Moments

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Thanks for the Questions, here are some answers!

Hi everyone, thank you so much for your comments and advice. I will try to address each one, I will probably mix up which post they came from as I am relatively new to this whole blogging thing, so please be patient with me.

Lyme Disease - we will be asking for the bloodwork, but the Doctors at McMaster do not believe that it manifests itself like this.

Clotting Disorder - again, we spoke with the Hematologist at McMaster and posed this question. According to them, normally "sticky blood" disorders manifest themselves during puberty or later. As well, they would not present like this so quickly.

Parasites - we currently have a stool sample at the lab testing for this.

Neurological Issues - the hematologist were reluctant to comment on those as they are not their speciality but did believe that neurology was the way to go and made contact with the department for us.

Stomach/Gastro/Allergies - We will also be addressing these with her pediatrician, but in the meantime have eliminated dairy and gluten from her diet with no noticeable improvement.  When we spoke with the consulting paediatrician, she suggested we slowly re-introduce them into her diet.  Without any gluten in her diet, we would be unable to do the bloodwork to see if she had Celiac or an intolerance to gluten.

Mysanthenia Gravis - While she definitely seems to fit some of the symptoms, it is not a 100% match.  But, it rings enough bells that we will be bringing it up when we see the Neuromuscular Specialist.

Degenerative Neuromuscular condition - That will be the focus of our next specialist appointment.  Just waiting for the date.

Cataplexy - This doesn't quite seem to be what is going on with Leah, but as always we will leave no stone unturned and ask the Neurologist about it.

Thank you everyone for the tips, advice and information.  I appreciate each comment left, each email sent and every Inbox message on Facebook.  If I don't respond right away, please don't mistake my interest or appreciation.  We are attempting to keep things as normal as possible for the kids and that includes day trips, auditions for our little actress, museum trips and playdates at their friends' houses and here.  Add to that Leah's various appointments and that means I am one busy Mama!

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