My nephew turned 3 in Sept. and he still cannot sit up on his own, has to eat through a feeding tube and doesn't really look at you when you are talking to him. My step brother and wife are very touchy about this and have not told us exactly what he has. They have been to the best Dr.'s in the US, so they have to know something. All they say, is that they have a special needs child. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:39 PM on Mar. 6, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by silversmom at 1:43 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
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Answer by gemgem at 1:47 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
There are several diseases or syndromes or whatever, that have those symptoms. It would be hard to take a guess at which one though without knowing more details. If the parents want to talk about it, they will. If not, that's their choice. I know it must be hard, he's your nephew and I'm sure you would want to help out in any way you could, but there's not much you really can do. Know what I mean? Just be as supportive as you can. I'd want to educate myself as much as I could to be able to understand, but if they don't want to give you the diagnosis there's nothing you can do. Sorry.
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Answer by Anonymous at 6:23 PM on Mar. 6, 2011
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