I was wondering if ataxia is always evident on MRI in the very early stages? A little background:
1. My son is 8 years old
2. Born 3 months early with various issues
4. Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and seizures ( not yet diagnosed what type)
5. Saw neurologist for his seizures when it was picked up that there are abnormalities coming from the cerebellum (can't do the finger nose test, cannot alternate hand slapping or wherever it's called , cannot do heel shin test, cannot hop at all on left foot falls straight over)
6. I might point out that even thought he was slower to reach mile stones he could do all of the above before.
7. He trips over a lot and is very clumsy and gets quite dizzy and pain in his legs and left arm and gets tired easily now. It's taking him forever to do his school work as well now.
His speech is a little slurring but not always.
8. Neurologist ordered urgent MRI to rule out a tumour, this was ruled out as it was the main concern, however I have to wait another week for the rest of the results and more testing.
9. The only thing I know so far is neurological exam indicated cerebellum abnormality and a tumour has been ruled out through MRI.
10. Can someone please offer any advice at this point I'm going crazy the only thing the neurologist said after the MRI was no tumour but we have to wait for the radiologist report for anything else. If it was a lesion would they call me right away instead of waiting for more tests, or is it not considered as urgent as a tumour?
I am sooooo sorry for the long post I just need some reassurance of some sort.