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Old 08-21-2007, 09:08 AM   #1
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7 month old with fluid on the brain

my 7 month old daughters head is growing rapidly, so i took her to a neurolgist, he did a ct scan said she has fluid on her brain, to bring her back in two months, is this normal has anyone been through this

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Old 08-22-2007, 08:15 AM   #2
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Re: 7 month old with fluid on the brain

i honestly don't know if this is a "standard" practice to send a child home with fluid and pressure.(fluid always creates some level of pressure) in her brain and just tell them to "come back in two months"???but as a mom,i would be getting a second opinion asap.this,to me anyways knowing some things about the brain and pressure,just doesn't even sound safe to me,really.doing a simple CT and telling you there actually is fluid inside your childs brain and to leave you hanging like that,i would most definitely obtain a second opinion,with an actual neurosurgeon just because they do know sooo much more than most neurologists possibly wouldn't hurt to take her to an ER where they WOULD treat this with a more 'hands on' approach and with a bit more concern too.this just dosen't sound right to me really.

they need to find out WHY she has fluid in her brain,you know what i mean?there just has to be a real reason for this to occur,it is not normal by any stretch of the word to have fluid in a babys brain she having ANY neuro symptoms what so ever at this point other than just the enlargement?any pain? and odd movements?how do her pupils look,normal/equal and reactive to light?if she is showing any signs at all,i would take her to the ER.also setting up that second opinion soon would be fantastic.i would never rely on only one opinion for something like this.since your child cannot speak for herself,you need to really stay on top of this and also do her speaking for her.if you do not feel at all comfortable with what you were told,you DO have every right to find someone else who can help you more than this guy did.i would just do it very just really need to know what caused this and most importantly what her risks are becasue it is just there,in her brain.i wish you both lots of luck with this,please keep me posted as to what you find out and how she is doing,K? marcia
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:59 AM   #3
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Re: 7 month old with fluid on the brain

My son was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 5 months old because his head was growing so large. He was sent immediatly to the hospital to be shunted.
Dont waste any time pressure on the brain can cause learning disabilities.
My son is in all special ed. classes. Maybe if he was diagnosed earlier he wouldnt have these learning problems.

Old 08-31-2007, 07:53 PM   #4
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Re: 7 month old with fluid on the brain

was his fluid in the ventricles, did he have any other signs, my little girl is sooo advanced, playing peek a boo, crawling, pulling herself up, her fluid is not in the ventricles, and he said he thinks he is leaning towards macro? genetically large head,
the report from the scan said small amount of axiel fluid outside the brain, does this sound familiar

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