Children 5 Years Old Can Not Walk With A History Of Hydrocephalus?
.. r nI want to ask? r n My child is a hydro-pallic sciatica surgery installation of a vp shunt hose for 8 months now my son is 5th. Tapii still can’t walk yet r nWhat do I do ?? r nStanding still can’t be upright still limp … r n Asking for a solution? R nWhat should I do ?? r nMakasiih .. .
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We are sorry about your child's condition. Hydrocephalus is a condition where there is a buildup of fluid in the brain cavity. This fluid buildup can be caused by various things, including bacterial or viral infection in the mother during pregnancy (generally caused by TORCH disease), structural abnormalities that inhibit the absorption of brain fluid, bleeding in the brain, head injuries and brain tumors.
If left untreated, this condition can lead to stress on the structure of the brain, which, as you probably know, the brain plays a role in almost everything in our body, such as walking, thinking, talking, emotions, planning, balancing, seeing, remembering, and so on. Emphasis on brain structures in hydrocephalus conditions, can cause these conditions.
So indeed, one of the steps taken to deal with hydrocephalus is to install a tube or shunt to drain excess fluid into another body cavity where it can be absorbed and not press on the brain further.
In the case of your child, it is true, in the order of the baby's development, your child should be able to master the process by itself at around 12-18 months of age. If at the age of 5 years your child is still unable to walk, it is related to a history of hydrocephalus that your child has experienced, it seems that there are complications of hydrocephalus that occur in your child, although it does not rule out, that there are other conditions that you are not aware of that are not caused by hydrocephalus such as polio conditions, Guillain-Barre syndrome, or other infections of the brain.
So to ensure this, we strongly recommend that you take your child to a pediatrician so that further tests can be done. Your doctor will then perform various tests on your child to find out how badly your child is experiencing developmental disabilities and possibly blood tests to determine if an infection is ongoing. After the examination, among the suggestions that may be given to your child is to take your child to a physiotherapist for rehabilitation regarding the ability to walk and so on.
Meanwhile, avoid giving your child any therapy such as massage or other alternative therapies as long as you don't get the doctor's recommendation. Continue to maintain the nutritional needs of your child by providing 4 healthy 5 perfect meals, and continue to support his condition morally. We wish your child a speedy recovery.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa