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G&R S RED_SCOUT.removethistosend at email.msn.com
Wed Oct 28 07:38:30 EST 1998

Thanks for the info.

No "cerebral palsy" was not indicated at this time.



F. Frank LeFever wrote in message <70vef1$6oj at sjx-ixn9.ix.netcom.com>...
>MRI would probably give you a better picture for exact loci, amounts of
>damage.  Much depends on exactly where and exactly how much within the
>general areas you cited--frontal lobes are regionally heterogenous
>regarding function.
>The other factor is the resiliency and potential for compensation in
>very young brains.
>Your doctors have alerted you to POSSIBLE areas of difficulty, but what
>the priactical impact will be can only be known bit by bit as the boy
>matures and confronts his "milestones"!
>Did they suggest "cerebral palsy" or no?  I have had patients and
>college classmates with very striking motor problems but better than
>average intellectual ability.  It is highly individual and variable.
>F. Frank LeFever, Ph.D.
>New York Neuropsychology Group
>In <uOn0AvBA#GA.158 at upnetnews03> "G&R S"
><RED_SCOUT.removethistosend at email.msn.com> writes:
>>Our baby boy has had problems during birth.  both a Ultrasound scan
>and CAT
>>scan were done.  Both shown damage to the same areas of the brain.
>(Taken at
>>1 day old and 6 days old respectively).
>>In laymans terrms the damage is in the upper rear both left and right
>>(extensive) and in the frontal lobes but not as extensive.
>>According to the doctors we are to expect mobility problems  at the
>>and potential learning problems.
>>Clinical observation, showns that he is progressing as expected for a
>>or better than normal baby with the milestone indications.
>>The questions are:
>>1. Are the CAT scan and  Ultrasound showing accurate results?
>>2. If they are, does the indicated damage actually translate into
>>(and mental) problems later or must actual progress be factored into
>>Your comments and advise would eb greatly appreciated.
>>Guenther Schweigl

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