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i really need your honest opinions about all the testing specialist doing test all the time

Havana has mild developmental delays weighing five pounds @ birth and a( month early) the troubles began @ 10 month. ear infections .she ate well on formula a very complacent baby. (she dint pass) they went for tubes. she understand, she sleepsno other health problems she engaged! therapy , OT gross motor speech, twice a week she learns more daily. She now can feed herself she crawls and scoots , she wont let go of furniture and make that final leap walking alone. little hand she walks with me . why keep testing her ?poking her? Neurologist read the clear MRI she proceed to other blood test again to rule out some minor chromosomal issue . We want to leave my daughter alone to flourish and grow at her Pace Doctors in my extended family see her .they concur shes fine including a pediatrician in Jacksonville one in Philly And my sis in law who had 3 preemies.


Asked by youmakemydreams at 7:58 AM on Oct. 23, 2008 in Kids' Health

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  • You have the ultimate decision-making power. If she hasn't been diagnosed with anything that may present itself more of a problem later if you don't deal with it now, then there's no need to proceed with additional testing.

    I understand your frustration; my own daughter was a preemie and we have spent years visiting every type of specialist under the sun (most of it precautionary). It's difficult because early intervention is key when dealing with issues that may arise out of a child being a preemie. If she's thriving, then you can probably relax. If something else presents itself later, those specialists will still be there to assess your child and address any issues that may come up.

    Good luck.

    Answer by FootballMom85 at 3:44 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • If you think there's a problem, let them test her. If you think she's fine, or that whatever problems she may/may not be having are not a big concern, then get a second opinion or simply tell the doctor that you don't want her being tested anymore. You want what's best for your daughter, and if you think that that is simply leaving her alone and letting her grow at her own pace, then go for it. You're her mommy, and your instinct will tell you if there is truly something to worry about. Don't let the doctor convince you otherwise. However, you mention doctores in your family concurring that she's fine-remember that family tends to be in denial sometimes, so don't base your feelings on them either-especially if they don't see her all the time. But, ultimately, go with your feelings and just tell the doctor no more if that's what you want.

    Answer by tropicalmama at 11:31 AM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • you have the rights to stop the testing. if it doesnt harm your little one in anyway then stop it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:56 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • Stand up, or better yet have your husband do it- and just say no thanks, we feel she is doing wonderfully.


    Answer by TXdanielly at 3:10 PM on Oct. 23, 2008