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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our Little Mystery

Our little McKenna is a walking, well limping, mystery right now.  McKenna was a 28 weeker and suffered a grade III hemorrhage on both sides of her brain shortly after birth so we have always been on the lookout for development problems but up until this point she has done great.

A little over a week ago McKenna woke up with a very noticeable limp.  She did not act like she was in pain and kept up with her brother as usual while limping along.  She was still jumping, climbing, running, the usual two year-old routine.  Over the course of the week she has continued limping but seems to be becoming less coordinated.  She is falling a lot and having trouble with things that are usually easy for her like climbing the stairs.  We have been to the pediatrician, an orthopedic specialist and in to the ER for a CAT scan and blood work with no answers.

Of course this whole limping incident has us analyzing everything else she is doing and we started thinking about a few other behaviors we have seen...

Over the past few months she has been freezing when she gets bumped or jarred, even slightly.  She will stay completely still until we go over to her and snap her out of it.  And she is shaky.  She has always been a little bit shaky and on the uncoordinated side but lately the shakiness has increased, even when she is doing simple tasks.

So with lots of tests under our belt and no answers we are waiting until our next appointment with a neurologist and hoping that she wakes up tomorrow walking like her normal, little butt-wiggling self.

6 comments:

The Carrolls said...

I will be praying for your sweet family. She is so gorgeous!

Natasha said...

I'll keep you all in our prayers and I hope you'll get an answer soon (((hug)))

Nan & Mike said...

Sending many prayers honey, keep us posted. xxxooo

Liz said...

Jessica~ Lots of positive thoughts and prayers coming your way. I hope whatever is going on with your little girl clears up and it gone as quick as it came.

Rebecca said...

Thinking of you and sending prayers!

Nana said...

UPDATE - McKenna has been in the hospital since Friday, please continue to pray for the whole family and keep McKenna in your healing thoughts.

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