Neonatology Expert Forum
Stiff legs and arms in Newborn
About This Forum:

Questions in the Neonatology Forum are being answered by medical professionals and experts.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank

Stiff legs and arms in Newborn

Dear Doc,

My cousin gave birth to a baby girl in ending Jan. The baby was born in 37th week..normal dleivery. Every thing looked fine with the baby for the first day. Then it was noticed that she has stiff legs and arms. She wasnt drinking milk so they were feeding her thru a tube from her nose. Later, they inserted a feeding tube thru her tummy. Moreover, she began to have siezures. A whole lot of tests were done on her which included genetic testig, chromosoal testing, spine test, MRI of her brain etc. All the test results were OK. They have started therapy for her stiffness and some medicine for her siezures. My cousin is really depressed and doesnt know what to do next. The docs have said that they will repeat the tests when the baby is around 3 months and then they may have a clear pic. I was of the opinion that she should go to UCLA children hosp and see a doc there.
So any suggestions,thoughts, expereince etc will be appreciated.
Thanks.
Related Discussions
527625_tn?1229492858
It sounds like your cousin's baby has had an extensive workup for her problems.  There are multiple factors that influence whether a second opinion is useful.  Your cousin should have an open discussion with the physicians currently taking care of the baby to see whether they think a second opinion might be useful.
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
A related discussion, Baby born with Stiff legs and arms was started.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
A related discussion, stiff hands and legs in infant was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank