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19 days ago

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Genetic testing

My little boy (3yrs, GDD) had his MRI in March, we got the results back and there was nothing of note show up. We are also awaiting for genetic test results to come back. His pedatrition has requested that he have a neurology review, a EEG and a Metabolic LP. I'm not sure what all this involves....is anyone else able to shed any light for me. I didn't know what to expect and my anxiety is through the roof.
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18 days ago

Hi, as a mum our anxiety goes through the roof a lot. Everything with parenting is such a roller coaster of a time. My daughter has had two ECG and they are where the doc is finding out the brain activity and how the brain communicates. It was years ago With my daughter so it may have changed a little however they put lots of wires straight onto her head. I think she wore a cap and they were attached to it it. She sat there for sometime on my knees as she was 4 and scared but the nurses entertained her. She blew bubbles and a windmill and drew a picture . All her results came back in normal range. Later she was diagnosed with GDD, generalised anxiety disorder and adhd and then later again she received her autism diagnosis but she was 12 with that.

18 days ago

My little girl has had many EEGs and they are essentially wires attached to the head and then you do little tests like breathing fast, looking at lights etc. Often they are done in a sleep deprived state which is harder for little ones- only letting them have 3 or 4 hours sleep in the night before the EEG. So they sleep with the wires on so they can see the brain waves during sleep. They aren't scary and your little one will be ok 🙂

18 days ago

How long have you been waiting for genetic test results? It can take an awfully very long time! The longest it's taken is 2 years but generally can on average take up to a year! I hope they re regularly updating you to put you at ease.

17 days ago

I hope you get answers but please understand at times people can wait so long to end up with no answers!

19 days ago

Genetic testing
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