Thursday, August 20, 2009


For the past week Mason has been really pulling on his ears and grabbing/pulling at the back of his head (right where his fused suture is). He has done this off and on for the last few months, but it seems to have really increased this last week. He definitely does not have an ear infection, and there is no sign of new teeth coming in. His sleeping is completely disrupted, as he wakes up fussing every hour or so. Of course, there is no way of knowing for sure that he is having headaches, and if so, if they are related to his cranio, and I realize that it could be any number of things, but it's hard not to wonder if the two are connected. His doctors tell us that though older kids with untreated cranio sometimes complain of headaches, there is no evidence that it is a common problem with babies. His nurse Cindy thinks that diminished blood flow at fused sutures might cause some strange nerve sensations, and that this could be bothering him...but it is all speculation since he can't tell us exactly what he's feeling. It's so hard to see him uncomfortable!

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