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    4 months old baby MRI with anesthesia

    So our wee boy has this thing where he moves his eyes quickly up and down when he is looking downwards (ie he lies in his basket/cot and you are at his feet), he has had it since birth but has almost gone completely now. We wanted it checked up so the doctor said its fine its just he hasnt developed focusing 100% yet, should almost certainly disappear, BUT to make sure we will do another test, same result, fine but to make sure we do an ultrasound, same result, fine but this time, to tick all the boxes they want him to go to MRI, for which he would need anesthesia....

    Long story short, I don't feel comfortable putting my 4 months old most likely very healthy baby through anesthesia JUST TO TICK A BOX...

    Thoughts?

    Thank you so much for your opinions...I know they are doctors and know the best, but...my gut feeling is this is an overkill?

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    Maybe wait until his 1 years old
    By that time he would have had full development of sense sound n focus

    Entirely your choice as a parent. It may help to discuss your concerns with the doctor or specialist though.

    The question must be - do you want the answer/result or are you happy with the answers already given?

    I'm almost 100% certain that a medical professional like the consultant or your childs GP are the best people to ask rather than a deal site forum as they will know the child and the "symptom" and it's prognosis etc

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    philphil61

    The question must be - do you want the answer/result or are you happy … The question must be - do you want the answer/result or are you happy with the answers already given?I'm almost 100% certain that a medical professional like the consultant or your childs GP are the best people to ask rather than a deal site forum as they will know the child and the "symptom" and it's prognosis etc


    Thank you, please dont get me wrong, we are going to discuss this with the doctor today I just thought maybe i could get some insight from people here that may have experience or more knowledge about this.

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    missleading

    Hopefully the cause of the downbeat nystagmus is entirely innocent, but … Hopefully the cause of the downbeat nystagmus is entirely innocent, but there are important treatable conditions that should be ruled out. There will be a specialist paediatric anaesthetist to give the short period of anaesthesia, so your baby will be in safe hands.


    Nystagmus has been my concern and have read a little up on it (it seems it is usually side to side movement and much more rapid than we are seeing with our boy), but I believe the doctor pretty much ruled this out already....

    My son had an MRI when he was around 18 months but they gave him a sedative to make him go to sleep rather than anaesthetic. Perhaps see if they can wait a couple of months till baby is old enough to have a sedative instead? That's assuming that there's no risk to waiting.

    Personally id rather for it now whilst he is young and unknowing - give it a year he might be less willing to have it done if he sees the big machine and the needle and all the hospital atmosphere etc.

    Hi, my daughter was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and had to have surgery with a number of scans and a cast at four months old, she had three anesthetics, she was in the cast for 14 weeks, I can understand your worries regarding anesthesia, if there was a slight risk they would not do it, the surgeons are great and reassuring, your little one will not know about it and it will not be a memory for him, for you it is a big worry, there is a parent bed at the side and you are more than welcome to stay the night, your little one will be in safe hands. My son also at age 9 and 12 had to have anesthetic and it still is a worry no matter there age.

    there are infants/children on CPAP or BPAP ventilators that have anesthesia 24/7, its totally harmless and been done for decades.
    if there is a neurological issue it is better to find out sooner than later. it's your choice but would you rather have a 0.01% of risking your child health for early treatment/prevention or wait few months for the possible disease to develop further and have a lifetime impact?
    Edited by: "mattsk" 23rd Sep 2016

    you are asking strangers on a deals forum a question about YOUR child's health instead of listening to medical experts who know all the specific details.

    You behaviour is bordering on child abuse itself!
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