We've just been told our baby (in New Zealand) has developmental delay and that she'll be slow learning to sit, walk and do everything . . . that she'll probably always be a child that is 'behind' for her age. MRI was normal and we are waiting on bloods now to check for chromosonal or genetic disorders. Only signs I can see that she is behind is that she has slight head lag (when you pull her to sit from lying on back her head still flops back, rather than staying in line with neck/back), and she was slow to smile and interact with us. However, she had an ongoing eye infection at one week old, and hardly opened her eyes for first month. We just thought this would have put her a bit behind with learning to do things, and eventually she would catch up and go on to be normal. But Dr says, sorry - no I don't think so!
Love to hear any advice/info/your story if you have been through something similar. Thanks!
I think 4 months old is VERY young for to say she will always be behind. How can they possible know that especially when they don't know an underlying cause. I would get another opinion or at least stay optimistic.
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