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Sudden dropping of head by child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   Hi my son is having a problem
User :   just recently i will be holding him and his head will flop down like he cant control it
User :   what do i do?
Doctor :  
What is his age?
User :   6 months
User :   my ex husband is on his way over to take him to the emergency room cause hes never done this before
Doctor :  
Can you describe exactly what happened?
User :   I was holding my son today and he can hold his head up really well when all of a sudden he will drop his head down like he has no neck muscles and he did it yesterday and then a week ago
Doctor :  
Ok He is able to hold it back after dropping
User :   yes he willl pull it right back up and then he willdo it again
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DId he achieve his milestones yet
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Did the pediatrician confirm that
User :   he hasnt been to his 6 month checkup yet
User :   thats on the feb 4th
Doctor :   When was the last check up
User :   on december 3
User :   and at that checkup he was doing just fine
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What did the Doctor say about how is he doing
Doctor :  
Ok that is fine
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I understood
User :   last week is when he started this
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Is he able to take the feeds well
User :   what?
Doctor :   feeding?
User :   he can still drink his bottle and eat his fruits and vegetables
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Is it? very good
User :   yes
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Is he able to crawl?
User :   just starting
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Sit with support?
User :   yes
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How is his cry?
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How many children do you have?
User :   1
User :   his cry is normal
Doctor :   Is the cry normal what do you listen to other babies of his age?
User :   the head falling down doesnt seem to bother him
User :   it just worries me
Doctor :  
I think you just do not have to worry
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He is perfectly doing fine
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His gross motor skills are upto date
User :   then why does he do that
Doctor :  
I think he is taking fun in that
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It is not hurting him
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and if it does not hurt he will repeat the same movements
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Does he drop the head forward or back wards?
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Does he cry after doing that movement?
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Or he seems to be normal as he was before doing that movement?
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