Hiya, I'm new here just looking for some advice and help with a few things
Bit of background, I have two children, ages 4 and 9, whose father has CMT (runs in the family he has it along with his brother, mother and I think one of his grandparents)
My youngest son was recently refered to the hospital in regards to his falling ( 3 falls that required hospital treatment ) we took him for a walk and he fell / tripped 10 times in the space of 5minutes, pains he gets in his legs at night, on short walks he tires easily and complains about leg pain etc.
He saw the consultant at the hospital who said that he thinks my son is hypermobile but only in the knee joints and hands, has diminished ankle reflexes and he has a slightly prominent sternum and Harrison's sulci ( off his hospital report )
My son now has to go for a EMG and nerve conduction study in two week.
Does this sound like he could have CMT? His feet are regular shaped atm not like his fathers, is that a thing that happens gradually?
Has anyone else's children had a nerve conduction test done? How did they cope if so, I'm worried it will be a terrible experience for him
doctor wants us to go back in December for blood tests but he wanted to know the type of CMT but no one in the family knows? Can the hospital find this out when they do the blood tests? X