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Small child, sleeps excessively, unable to lift head when on stomach. History of hirschsprungs disease. Cure?

My 15 week old baby sleeps excessively. He sleeps around 18-20 hours a day. I know this isn t typical could something be wrong? He was diagnosed with hirschsprungs disease three days after he was born and had a successful pull through surgery. He isn t meeting all his developmental milestones. He is able to smile and puts toys in his mouth but is not ble to roll over and doesn t lift his head up when on his stomach .
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Thank you for your query.
I hope there is no reason to worry. few details are needed before coming to a conclusion. does you child have head control,does you child's neck and body feel very lax, what is the weight of your child,does he look abnormal in any way. the other milestones you have mentioned are normal for his age. If the child feels very lax and has a abnormal facies it might be case a down's syndrome which is usually associated with hirschsprungs.If your baby is very lethargic a thyroid function test may be done.Do not panic.If the problem persists consult your doctor.Have a nice day
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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