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I’m hoping some people can offer advice!
My little one is 5 months and sometimes feels really stiff, and other times not. Her stomach is weak. Like once I had to use full force to lift her arm up.
I first noticed things where odd when she looked asymmetrical, the left shoulder appears internally rotated and hand is 80% of the time with thumb in.
She never really moves her arms above her shoulder. Only occasionally have I seen her do it. And it’s really hard to like get her in jackets etc! Her fingers seem curled.
The right side can also be fisted too but I would say more open than the left.
Her movements can be jerky and her co-ordination for a 5 month old seems to be behind I would say.
She can hold toys, and grab at toys and bring to midline, and bring to mouth etc.
She has okay head control!
She can roll back to front (right to left). On tummy time though she’s not very good at lifting her head. She’ll do it. Then get tired I guess and have to then lift it up again.
Her legs also concern me. Again. Look asymmetrical. Can kick them, Infact does so quite a lot. My concern her is that the feet tends to turn inward, and she does cross them at the legs, and when kicking the legs will go over and under and hit each other after a few kicks.
She can get feet to mouth and does play with them.
She babbles, smiles, laughs, can track with her eyes. Very alert. For sure.
When she’s eating and falling asleep her hands/arms will move up and down.
She also arches her back ALOT. And I can’t think why!
All I can think of is CP.
I have seen a dr, general paediatrician, 2x nhs physios and they’ve all said she’s doing great developmentally and actually think I’m crazy first time mum. So much so I’ve got referred to a psychiatrist, but all I’m telling them is how much my little one has CP and no one believes me.
Is there anyway the above could not be CP and something else?
The only thing I can think of what caused it as I didn’t have a traumatic birth, but when she was 2 days old in the hospital, I was putting her the hospital crib and she sort of dropped into it. I didn’t think anything of it as she stayed asleep. Now I’m wondering what if she was unconscious or something and had lack of oxygen with brain swelling and I’ve not noticed!
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