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Jun 14, 2015 - 9 comments

Up until recently, Reilly's always asked me to get him a drink. He's almost 10, so I figured he can do it himself.

Well I noticed the other day when he was pouring himself a glass of milk, that his hand was shaking so bad he could hardly pour it.

And then yesterday he was pouring some pop into a glass and the same thing, trembling so bad he could hardly pour it.

Does anyone have any experience with this? Any suggestions? Should I be talking to our Dr about this?


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by jugglin, Jun 14, 2015
Do you think he was just nervous cuz he was worried he would spill it?  Have you noticed this when he does anything else?  Were the jugs full and heavy?  Just mentioning these things cuz I've seen my kids do this and it is usually when the jugs or bottles are full and the weight shifts in the container..they get kind of wobbly arms/hands.  Otherwise, I have no idea why this might be happening,  Maybe somebody else can chime in.

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by Shannon79, Jun 14, 2015
Yes that thought had crossed my mind, but the milk pitcher wasn't even half full. And a can of pop isn't heavy.

I haven't really noticed it when he's doing anything else. He's had help on and off for years with gross and fine motor skills, so maybe that has something to do with it. I'm not sure

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by spider6, Jun 15, 2015
....I was gong to say the exact thing bug did....but reading your response....make a paediatrician appt.  don't worry about it though...he needs that energy for extra hugs and kisses..xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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by Shannon79, Jun 15, 2015
I asked the E.A. that's in his classroom if she'd noticed it at all. She said she hadn't, but she doesn't work with him a lot. She thought it was a good idea to get it checked.

If it's something, we'll deal with it. But if it's not, great. Better to err on the side of caution.

Thanks spidey xoxoxoxoxoxo

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by jugglin, Jun 15, 2015
Good call.  Knowing that he has had issues with his motor skills certainly makes the appt with Ped worth it.  Let us know the outcome when you find out more.  

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by msdelight, Jun 15, 2015
Hey Shannon, it's a good idea to see the doctor and voice your concerns about this. It could be anything from low blood sugar to a muscular issue.  Its probably nothing but needs to be checked out. Love MsD

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by Shannon79, Jun 15, 2015
Thanks ladies. You're all the best!

I just wanted to make sure I wasn't over reacting/over analyzing/being paranoid. Though I guess when it comes to your kids, most people do indeed do that

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by Belle313, Jun 15, 2015
I wonder if PT or home strengthening exercises would help to strengthen his arm/wrist or a wrist splint (like the ones used for carpal tunnel) wound help if it turns out to be nothing serious.  

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by Shannon79, Jun 16, 2015
He's actually been through a lot in his years E.

He started physio when he was 10 months old to treat torticollis. He went through a lot of testing when he was younger cauae the Dr was concerned about his growth. He was checked for C.F, had his metabolism checked, went through a lot of blood work, he was checked for autism. And a final diagnosis of "failure to thrive" was given.

I was concerned for a long time about it because the Dr was. But after awhile I grew less concerned because I knew he was eating, I knew I was taking care of him. He's just going to be small. I'm like 5'0. And hubby's 5'7. So we're not going to have giants.

But yes maybe the Dr will give some strengthening exercises or something like that

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