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Gross Motor Delays?

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I was just wandering if anyone has a child with Celiac that has gross motor delays?? My daughter has had them since birth, she is now 3. She was late at rolling over and walking. She is now having some jerky arm movements while trying to run etc. Anyone experience anything like this??

Shealey


Son - 8/2001- Asthma 2003, ADHD & PDD-2006, Eosiniphilic Esophigitis & GERD-2007, Endoscopy & Neg. antibody panel 2007. Positive HLA-DQ8

Daughter - 7/2005 - Duarte Galactosemia 2005, Esophigitis & GERD- 2007, Endoscopy 2007, Neg.Biopsy, Positive antibody panel, HLA-DQ8, Official Celiac Diagnosis 5-1-07, gluten free since 4-28-07, Tic Disorder

Husband- Positive Gene testing HLA-DQ8, 9-2007, Negative antibody panel 10-07, must be carrier only

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What exactly are you saying? How old was your daughter when reaching major milestones?

My second-youngest daughter didn't sit unassisted until she was ten months old, she never crawled (she scooted on her bum) and didn't walk until she was 20 months old. My son (he is the middle one and has two older and two younger sisters) walked at 18 months. The oldest walked when 15 1/2 months (two weeks before the next one came). Her younger sister walked when 13 months old (about average), and the youngest walked two weeks before her first birthday.

My oldest daughter said 30 words when she turned one, the next one seven words, the next two 2 words (which is average) and the last one started to speak at two months of age, said 100 words at 12 months and spoke in full sentences (I have never seen anything like it). They are all normal, intelligent people.

All I am saying is, that not every child is average. Two of my granddaughters (cousins) walked at nine and ten months, and I walked at nine months. One of my brothers (of six brothers) didn't walk until he was 24 months old.

All my kids (who are now 28, 27, 25, 22 and 16) are perfectly normal, intelligent people. The ones who seemed behind in some ways when very small all caught up soon enough.

Some kids will do things early, some will do them late, and some 'average', which falls in between. You really have to worry when you find that the child isn't progressing at all.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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What exactly are you saying? How old was your daughter when reaching major milestones?

My second-youngest daughter didn't sit unassisted until she was ten months old, she never crawled (she scooted on her bum) and didn't walk until she was 20 months old. My son (he is the middle one and has two older and two younger sisters) walked at 18 months. The oldest walked when 15 1/2 months (two weeks before the next one came). Her younger sister walked when 13 months old (about average), and the youngest walked two weeks before her first birthday.

My oldest daughter said 30 words when she turned one, the next one seven words, the next two 2 words (which is average) and the last one started to speak at two months of age, said 100 words at 12 months and spoke in full sentences (I have never seen anything like it). They are all normal, intelligent people.

All I am saying is, that not every child is average. Two of my granddaughters (cousins) walked at nine and ten months, and I walked at nine months. One of my brothers (of six brothers) didn't walk until he was 24 months old.

All my kids (who are now 28, 27, 25, 22 and 16) are perfectly normal, intelligent people. The ones who seemed behind in some ways when very small all caught up soon enough.

Some kids will do things early, some will do them late, and some 'average', which falls in between. You really have to worry when you find that the child isn't progressing at all.

Yeah, She is caught up...just has some odd jerky movements with her arms when running, kicking a ball etc. Just didn't know if it was related to celiac. She walked at 14 months and rolled over at 11 months. We have always been told she has tight muscles and was in physical therapy for awhile.

Shealey


Son - 8/2001- Asthma 2003, ADHD & PDD-2006, Eosiniphilic Esophigitis & GERD-2007, Endoscopy & Neg. antibody panel 2007. Positive HLA-DQ8

Daughter - 7/2005 - Duarte Galactosemia 2005, Esophigitis & GERD- 2007, Endoscopy 2007, Neg.Biopsy, Positive antibody panel, HLA-DQ8, Official Celiac Diagnosis 5-1-07, gluten free since 4-28-07, Tic Disorder

Husband- Positive Gene testing HLA-DQ8, 9-2007, Negative antibody panel 10-07, must be carrier only

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My 1st ds was late walking etc., and I didn't notice too many problems until he went to kindergarten. His problem wasn't with gross motor skills but fine motor skills. He's now 9 yrs old and writes like a 6 yr old! The teacher just says he rushes. I help him as much as I can being a lefty...but he's going to be tested maybe soon and is going to need occupational therapy also.


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My 1st ds was late walking etc., and I didn't notice too many problems until he went to kindergarten. His problem wasn't with gross motor skills but fine motor skills. He's now 9 yrs old and writes like a 6 yr old! The teacher just says he rushes. I help him as much as I can being a lefty...but he's going to be tested maybe soon and is going to need occupational therapy also.

Lefties are handicapped in this right-handed world. I have three left-handed brothers, and my son is left handed (his four sisters are all right handed). Everything is made to function right-handed, including the way we write!

One of my brothers is the only lefty I have EVER seen with great hand-writing. And he writes in a very strange way, that allows him to actually see what he writes. Normally, a lefty covers up what he has already written. I can't imagine what that must be like.

Also, boys are usually behind girls in fine motor skills. They like doing physical things that use their gross motor skills.

Shealey, I think that your daughter might be just fine, I wouldn't worry at this point. But yes, people here have been saying that their little ones suddenly jumped ahead in all areas, including physical skills, after going gluten-free.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Hopefully, your little one is just fine, and will catch up when ready.

But my son had similar issues, and they were red flags for Asperger's (a mild form of autism) (which we didn't know at the time).

You might want to read up on it, and get her assessed if you think it's a possibility, as the earlier you get help, the better the outcome. You also might want to research vaccines, as there is a definite link there. Www.nvic.org is a good place to start.

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Hopefully, your little one is just fine, and will catch up when ready.

But my son had similar issues, and they were red flags for Asperger's (a mild form of autism) (which we didn't know at the time).

You might want to read up on it, and get her assessed if you think it's a possibility, as the earlier you get help, the better the outcome. You also might want to research vaccines, as there is a definite link there. Www.nvic.org is a good place to start.

That scares me a little because I have one already with autism. My son has PDD. But she is very different. We have talked to the doctor and she wants us to see a neurologist, just in case. She had the cord wrapped around her neck and was blue when she came out. She also has a liver disease and then celiac. It could be nothing, but my kids are anything but typical, so I think the doc is just trying to be safe!!! I just wasn't sure if anyone her had a celiac child that maybe had some issues due to celiac...or maybe I should say the damage that maybe could have been done before a gluten free diet!!

My husband and I each had a friend with CP and the arm movements she is making look a little like that, but I am sure we are looking more into it...all I know is it isn't anything a typical three year old does!!

Shealey


Son - 8/2001- Asthma 2003, ADHD & PDD-2006, Eosiniphilic Esophigitis & GERD-2007, Endoscopy & Neg. antibody panel 2007. Positive HLA-DQ8

Daughter - 7/2005 - Duarte Galactosemia 2005, Esophigitis & GERD- 2007, Endoscopy 2007, Neg.Biopsy, Positive antibody panel, HLA-DQ8, Official Celiac Diagnosis 5-1-07, gluten free since 4-28-07, Tic Disorder

Husband- Positive Gene testing HLA-DQ8, 9-2007, Negative antibody panel 10-07, must be carrier only

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Holy coincidences, Batman--look what I found: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gluten-sensit...ic_neuropathies

OH MY GOSH!!!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!! This will give me a start. I trust doc's but yet I don't. I wanted to go into our neuro visit with some info and was wondering if celiac had anything to do with what is going on. I SOOOO appreciate this. Did I say "THANK YOU"

Shealey


Son - 8/2001- Asthma 2003, ADHD & PDD-2006, Eosiniphilic Esophigitis & GERD-2007, Endoscopy & Neg. antibody panel 2007. Positive HLA-DQ8

Daughter - 7/2005 - Duarte Galactosemia 2005, Esophigitis & GERD- 2007, Endoscopy 2007, Neg.Biopsy, Positive antibody panel, HLA-DQ8, Official Celiac Diagnosis 5-1-07, gluten free since 4-28-07, Tic Disorder

Husband- Positive Gene testing HLA-DQ8, 9-2007, Negative antibody panel 10-07, must be carrier only

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