Mystery

By oof! - 09/08/2021 17:59

Today, after taking him to two different neurological specialists, a pediatric ophthalmologist, an inner ear specialist, and a therapist, I’ve spent thousands of dollars just to come to the conclusion that my son is just hopelessly clumsy. FML
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Did a rheumatologist see him? A LOT of people are “clumsy” and actually have a connective tissue disorder (for example Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome). Thought I was just a “clumsy” person and turns out I have a genetic disorder.

I don't see why short people envy tall people. I'm 6'5 and nothing is built to accommodate tall people. From counters, beds, majority of tubs (when muscles hurt, yes I soak in a bathtub. My legs do at least), cars, clothing and shoes (forget going to a regular store, just order online) and the list goes on and on. Our overall advantage is looking at cleavage, changing light bulbs and getting crap off the top shelf for other people.

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How old is he? When I was little, I was super confused and clumsy. If he's toddler age, maybe your son will naturally grow less clumsy overtime. Does he overthink or feel mentally insecure? That makes people clumsy too. I'm a young adult and it sometimes happens to me. 🤷🏻‍♂️

But now you have peace of mind. We spent a lot on an endocrinolgist and a gastroenterologist (and maybe some others) to learn that my daughter is just small. She topped out at 5'0", so she's short without being a "little person." Now that you know the truth, you can guide your son's career to stuntman or something similar.

Dogafin 5

I’m 4’11” that’s funny

I don't see why short people envy tall people. I'm 6'5 and nothing is built to accommodate tall people. From counters, beds, majority of tubs (when muscles hurt, yes I soak in a bathtub. My legs do at least), cars, clothing and shoes (forget going to a regular store, just order online) and the list goes on and on. Our overall advantage is looking at cleavage, changing light bulbs and getting crap off the top shelf for other people.

Because you can dunk.

Did a rheumatologist see him? A LOT of people are “clumsy” and actually have a connective tissue disorder (for example Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome). Thought I was just a “clumsy” person and turns out I have a genetic disorder.

He could just be growing. I was ridiculously clumsy pretty much until college. I danced competitively (so between classes and rehearsals, I spent 20 hours a week at the studio), so it wasn’t a lack of strength or anything. But my clumsiness was so bad that when I fell on stage at my performance in The Nutcracker, the general reaction was more “oh, there goes Raven again, falling like always *pointed stare at the camera*” than “omg she fell!” I just was awkward in my body until I put some weight on.

Wasn't the reaction "That's So Raven?"

Has he been screened for Developmental Coordination Disorder, aka dyspraxia? It’s not hopeless, it can be improved via occupational therapy.

Sounds like you really went overboard. Is he your only child? It would explain a lot of he is. Seriously though children are truly just clumsy for the most part. It happens. I hope you aren't one of those parents who will now get mad at their child for falling or something like that.