In 1994, Lucy Grealy wrote a memoir called Autobiography of a Face. It is about her childhood struggles dealing with cancer in her jaw that haunted her most of her entire life. Lucy Grealy is a tomboy but was not so great at organized sports. She suffered a minor injury while playing dodgeball, it became the first sign that something could be wrong with her. Grealy was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Ewing Sarcoma at age nine.
She started joint pain on the right side of her knee and then the pain migrated to the left side of her body and affecting all the major joints. Her other symptom is vomiting and the mother also stated that her daughter’s body felt warm to touch. From her past medical history, we learned that this patient has had generalized hives 4-5 times per year, and the etiology has not been identified. She also had a bundle branch block 10 years ago. Her ER report
When Annabel Beam was five years old, her parents became concerned when she threw up constantly. Upon taking their daughter to the hospital, they discovered that Annabel has two rare conditions: pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and antral hypomotility disorder. These intestinal conditions resulted in Annabel’s intestine muscles failing to contract, which ultimately caused the muscles to believe that there was a blockage in her intestines. For the first years of her diagnosis, Annabel and her family prayed and hoped for a miracle. However, Annabel’s conditions continued to worsen.
She was placed on medication to control the seizures, the side effects from the medications started making her very depressed and suicidal. Her medications were changed to try and prevent some of these side effects. After about three months of being diagnosed with the concussion Deja vision started to return and she was able to return to a normal classroom setting at school. Once returning to school we learned that she was still unable to remember things from her past that was already taught to her. The lights and glossy paper was affecting her at school and she was experiencing bad headaches all over again.
When the client was one day old, his mother reported that he suffered a seizure and had difficultly breathing. The client was hospitalized in the NICU for 12 days following these difficulties. The cause of the seizure is unknown and the client has not had any seizures since that time. The client is currently not taking any medications. The client’s mother speaks Spanish and English
The surgery went fine but, the healing process the absolute worst. The nurses kept telling me that the more I tried to get through it the faster I would heal. I did whatever they told me and ended up out of the hospital in less that five days. I was back to normal in less than two weeks, although my mom was not convinced and I was not allowed to do basically anything. Courage is shown in the simplest things; I would not have been able to get through this without courage and hope.
The radiograph depicts Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) of the left hip. The right hip is not affected. This childhood hip disorder is a result of idiopathic avascular necrosis of the growing bony epiphysis of the femoral head, with boys affected four times more that girls (Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, n.d.). This interruption in blood supply to the bone results in necrosis, and the femoral head become flattened due to weight and pressure placed on the bone during normal physical activity (Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, n.d.). View: This is an Anterioposterior view demonstrating the entire pelvis, sacrum, the lumbosacral articulation, both proximal femurs and hip joints.
Lydia is a 45-year-old woman, who has been paralyzed for over six months due to a car accident. Since then, she can only communicate through nodding her head, and also has been on a ventilator for respiratory assistance and receiving tube feedings at Little Falls Hospital. Moreover, she was diagnosed and treated successfully for breast cancer before the accident. The medical staffs are uncertain as to whether she can understand what is going on to make any decisions about her life. An advance directive has been located however, a copy could not be found.
After several hours of Julia vaccinating her child, he developed Autism. the child had lost his language, social skills, control over his body and got rapidly sick for 3 years. After this experience, Julia stopped her other children from getting vaccinated. However, Julia is not against vaccination, as she stated that “ I’m not out to band vaccines, I believe in the concept of a eradicating infectious diseases. But right now one size fits all for everybody is not working”(The doctors,2008).
So the doctor confirmed some things, firstly, yes I am going to be born prematurely, but not dangerously so and secondly music is not making me smarter so my mom has finally stopped playing that awful music! The doctor asked my mom some questions today. Apparently the ultrasound showed that I have a very small head, I’m extremely small and have somewhat wide-set eyes. My mom told the doctor that she’s been drinking lately and the doctor said that I might have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Apparently it’s a lifelong condition, and I will most likely have some learning disabilities.
DOI: 6/21/2014. The patient is a 52-year-old right-handed female technician who sustained a work-related injury to when metal paper holder sprung out and hit her. She did not lose consciousness but was disoriented and confused. Based on the latest medical report dated 02/27/16, the patient reports that after the injury, she had headaches on the right side of the head and had tinnitus almost right away. She developed blurry vision the next day, nausea disruptions to balance and hearing changes on the right side.
When she was four she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Doctors were hesitant to perform surgery on her, because of her age. Maria did not flaunt or hide her disease she just lived her life. Four months after she received her first communion on April 30, 1961 her parents her parents took her to the lourdess Shrine, hoping that she would be cured and become the healthy child she had been at age four. A cure did not happen.
Her mother didn’t become deaf until she was 13 months old. She had spinal meningitis and because of this she went deaf. She was getting shots for the meningitis, but after the fifth they decided to stop the shots and after they stop the relapse was what caused the deafness. It was very hard for Doris Jean because she was already starting to say some words. After the second fever, she went deaf and wouldn’t talk for years and when she did start talking, no one understood her.
There is a spectrum of severity ranging from no clinical symptoms, to simple febrile seizures, and extending to Dravet syndrome, which is the most severe. Mutations of the SCN1A gene cause 79% of diagnosed cases of Dravet syndrome. Frequently referred to as a sodium channelopathy, this intractable (uncontrollable) epilepsy is characterized by unilateral (one-sided) clonic or tonic clonic (grand mal) seizures that may be prolonged progress to status epilepticus. After years of trying to find the cause they were running out of solutions and finally running out of doctors.
Daryl Hannah’s Life With Autism When Daryl Hannah was a child she was diagnosed borderline autistic, doctors did not know much about the condition and wanted to put Daryl in an institution (A&E). Her mother refused to be separated from her daughter and took Daryl out of school for a year (A&E). Autism is a complex brain disorder which makes it difficult with social interaction (Autism Speaks). Some people with autism excel in visual skills, music, math, art (Autism Speaks). Autism is diagnosed within the first three years of life.