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I don't believe they did. My husband had taken him and he is now out to sea so i can not ask him but i believe they did not
but my husband did say that the ER doc said it was not neurological
yes it is new. one day his eyes were fine and the next he looked cross eyed.
no he has not. he has had some high fevers over the past few months but nothing within the last couple of weeks
no they are not today. the opthalmologist office is not open till tomorrow. my son went to the er about a week ago but it seems to me that his eye is less mobile since then
not really, he has had a few falls and bumped his head not nothing major or nothing recently
Okay, while I cannot examine your child as the ER doctor can, I would be hesitant to agree with the ER doctor that this isn't neurologic without an assessment by either an ophthalmologist or a neurologist; if the eye really is not able to move out at all and this is a new, sudden onset, this could be a sixth-nerve palsy. While most sixth nerve palsies in kids are either trauma or viral in nature, it is much less likely, though still possible that an intracranial mass could cause this as well (which would necessitate a CT or MRI scan to rule this out).
That is what I am afraid of.
could it be anything else causing his eye not to turn to the left?
This is a useful description of a sixth-nerve palsy from the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology: http://www.aapos.org/terms/conditions/98
do you think I should take him to the ER today and have them preform these tests or just want till I hear back for the ophthalmologist?
It's possible that he has developed a type of strabismus called esotropia (where one eye turns in); in a large-angle esotropia (where the eye is turned in significantly), it can sometimes appear that the child cannot move the eye out, where in fact he can, but the esotropia makes it harder to see the eye move out. This is where the exam by the ophthalmologist is going to be critical. How soon do you think he will be seen by the ophthalmologist?
I have no idea when. it could be this week or weeks time
Knowing that, unless he can be seen by a neurologist within a week's time, if he were my son, I would want my son to have the CT scan of the head and eyes.
Thank you, ***** ***** helpful. I may take to the ER today.
My pleasure. Good luck to you!
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