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For those who were asking what Schiz is in my last post about my 4 day old baby girl whos in the NICU. its called Schizencephaly

Schizencephaly is an extremely rare developmental birth defect characterized by abnormal slits, or clefts, in the cerebral hemispheres of the brain. Babies with clefts in both hemispheres (called bilateral clefts) commonly have developmental delays, delays in speech and language skills, and problems with brain-spinal cord communication. Individuals with clefts in only one hemisphere (called unilateral clefts) are often paralyzed on one side of the body, but may have average to near-average intelligence. Individuals with schizencephaly may also have an abnormally small head, mental retardation, partial or complete paralysis, or poor muscle tone. Most will experience seizures. Some individuals may have an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain called hydrocephalus.

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mommyoftristan

Asked by mommyoftristan at 7:17 PM on Mar. 25, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • sadSorry to hear that. I hope she ends up as well as she could be

    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:19 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • I wish you best of luck hun.
    jessiskinner200

    Answer by jessiskinner200 at 7:19 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • So sorry you and she are going through this. I hope she goes on to amaze everyone with her astounding progress. Hugs to you and your little blessing.
    Hazelnutkin

    Answer by Hazelnutkin at 7:21 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Sorry you are having to go though this :( But she may be the tiniest little miracle ever! Praying for her :)
    mom2twobabes

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 7:24 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • im sorry your having to go through this.
    wubbunny420

    Answer by wubbunny420 at 7:35 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • I hope that things turn out for the best for your daughter
    othermom

    Answer by othermom at 7:35 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • Aww godbless ur baby girl
    Ilovejesus22

    Answer by Ilovejesus22 at 9:51 PM on Mar. 25, 2011

  • thank you

    mommyoftristan

    Comment by mommyoftristan (original poster) at 9:11 AM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • so sorry ur ex[periencing this, my thoughts n prayers goes out 2 u n ur lil 1
    dbarkley101306

    Answer by dbarkley101306 at 12:52 PM on Mar. 26, 2011

  • My daughter has Schizencephaly. You can always come knocking on my inbox. I don't have all the answers, but I have a good ear (or eyes), and I can relate to what you are going through all too well.
    mrsziemann

    Answer by mrsziemann at 12:45 AM on Apr. 11, 2011

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