MS in children

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Registered: 03-26-2003
MS in children
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Sat, 02-18-2006 - 5:18pm
Does anyone know any children with MS? If you know adults, they have the same symptoms. Can someone explain this to me in layman's terms?

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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: amcanmom
Mon, 02-20-2006 - 11:19am

Here's a great site with lots of info.

 


 



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Registered: 06-15-2004
In reply to: amcanmom
Mon, 02-20-2006 - 6:03pm

my mother-in-law was diagnosed with MS about 10 years ago. MS leaves abrasions on your brain, for whatever reason and attacks your muscles and nervous system. They were worried about mom because she was such a worrier and that would onset the symptoms. She took some type of shot to help her because she had some paralysis along with hers (remember their are LOTS of different degrees of MS).

i'm sorry that i don't have a lot more information, but the website jan posted is the best website to answer any questions.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: amcanmom
Mon, 02-20-2006 - 11:03pm

Thanks for that info.

I have a friend I recently started spending time with. Our youngest boys go to kindergarten together and are best buds so her little boy is over often. She has MS but I didn't want to ask her too much about it and be insensitive but I wanted to understand it better. This really helped explain some stuff and will help me be a more supportive friend.

For instance, I always thought she was just a flighty person as she frequently forgets little things or has a hard time with making decisions. I thought MS affected motor movement but now I know better and this is likely part of her MS that she does a good job covering. But you can really see her work at it to just appear flighty. That has to be frustrating.

Thanks so much for the link.

Renee

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In reply to: amcanmom
Tue, 02-21-2006 - 8:45am
I'm glad that

 


 



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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: amcanmom
Fri, 02-24-2006 - 1:10am
A 10yo that I know either has reoccurring cancer, which I hope is not the case, or MS. I read some about it and discovered that the younger a child is, the earlier onset to the worsening of the disease. In particular, they gave the case of a 10yo child. The expected outcome is at the age of 30-40, they would have the disease in it's serious stages.

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Registered: 03-19-2003
In reply to: amcanmom
Fri, 02-24-2006 - 7:27am

Steph, that's so sad!

 


 



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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: amcanmom
Fri, 02-24-2006 - 1:19pm
She has MULTIPLE disabilities. And I do mean MULTIPLE. NLD, ADHD, Global Delays, Executive Dysfunction, not to mention her MULTIPLE medical problems and side effects from meds.

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