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Poorly girl in headgirl house - anyone have experience of...

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theheadgirl Wed 11-Jul-07 19:03:36

.... a UBO? I'm not making it up, it stands for an unidentified bright object as seen on a brain MRI scan. A week ago I woke DD3 for school as normal, and was terrified to see she had a right sided weakness on her body. She seemed drowsy and uncoordinated, with drooping to her face. Obviously we went straight to A and E, and DD3 was admitted, and over the past week has had a CT scan, a lumbar puncture and an MRI plus 6 days of intra-venous antibiotics and anti-viral drugs in case it was caused by an infection. But all the tests have proved negative, apart from one specialist dr who can see this "UBO" near the part of the brain which controls the facial muscles. DD3 has Downs syndrome and autism, and the specialist says these UBO are sometimes seen in children with chromosomal abnormalities, and are sometimes a burst blood vessel, sometimes an auto-immune thing. Her actual symptoms resolved in 2 days, an now she is as right as rain.
I, however am more than a little shell shocked, and think "what the hell happened there", and of course will it happen again??
Any advice gratefully received.

meandmyflyingmachine Wed 11-Jul-07 19:12:32

Blimey. How terrifying. Glad she's sorted now. No experience I'm afraid, but...bump...

theheadgirl Wed 11-Jul-07 19:18:42

Thank you. Just reread my OP, and sounds like she's got a flying saucer in there! Can I clarify that the UBO is approx 3mm in size, and as I said, she's back to normal completely now

FioFioJane Wed 11-Jul-07 20:10:54

I have no experience, but how frightening for you all <hug> x

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