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Not Microcephalic after all

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cyberseraphim Wed 22-Jul-09 13:20:26

The last Paed report said DS1 was microcephalic - even though she did not measure his head at that appointment (was looking at old measurements). Today she measured his head and on the 0-5 chart, he is at the low end of normal, and on the 5-12 chart, his head measurement is well above the line for microcephaly

So not really that important in the grand scheme of things but shows you should ask when you are doubtful. It is annoying though that she sent a copy of the first attempt at a dx to all the other professionals who probably saw it as gospel because a Paed said it.

Now I can stop mentally measuring every child I see !

ChopsTheDuck Wed 22-Jul-09 15:08:00

that is good news! Will she send another letter out to everyone to correct their information?

drlove8 Wed 22-Jul-09 15:34:24

grin .... thats great news, one less worry for you smile!

Phoenix4725 Wed 22-Jul-09 19:50:58

hmm how doi find chart no idear where ds book is know hes 15kg a titchy 96cm head is 53cm and hes 4 years old if you could have peek if got one please would appreciate it

cyberseraphim Thu 23-Jul-09 08:37:42

I still have a red book with 0-5 chart. I don't think 53cm would be Microcephalic but will check. But weirdly the 5-12 chart seems to have 'downsized' Microcephaly as he came really well on that chart.

Phoenix4725 Thu 23-Jul-09 09:05:22

thank you am just curious have lost my redbook inbetween house moves

FioFio Thu 23-Jul-09 09:13:14

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cyberseraphim Thu 23-Jul-09 10:04:25

forgot to say the 5-12 chart takes account of height/body frame so it is more a judgement about proportion as well as size in absolute terms.

Phoenix4725 Thu 23-Jul-09 10:10:39

ah ds is only 4 but he is nearer to a 3yo in height.if anything his head looks to big for the rest of him

Phoenix4725 Thu 23-Jul-09 10:11:16

he has avery big forhead

Woooozle100 Thu 23-Jul-09 11:20:18

I get conflicting accounts / diagnosis of microcephaly as well. dd's head is tiny - I buy hats for a 1 yo (she is 4)Er or a 2 yo if I'm trying to accomodate pigtails and a hearing aid on headband

Some of her docs refer to microcephaly, others not. Her main paed says it is proportinate to her small stature. Tho looking at my ds (average sized 21 mo), his head does look proportionatley bigger

FioFio Thu 23-Jul-09 11:26:20

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Woooozle100 Thu 23-Jul-09 12:34:57

snap fio. Maybe we should worry about our macrocephalic ds's instead

FioFio Thu 23-Jul-09 16:36:17

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cyberseraphim Thu 23-Jul-09 16:53:43

What about not too big and not too small cephalic - there must be a problem if the size is too much in the middle as well surely ?

ChopsTheDuck Thu 23-Jul-09 18:38:31

Mediocephalic! grin
Ds has a huge head too.

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