Pediatrics/Devel. delay blood work
any endocrinologist there? i have a 4 year old boy with develop. delay, does not walk or talk, very smart, he knows all letters, numbers, shapes! follow commands . But the lasts 4 months he started regressing, on motor skills and walking! (he could walk 10-15 steps before). 4 Genetic., 3 neuro, and many others specialists but no answers!!! i just asked for his lasts labs results and here what i foundů.
Urea nitrogen (bun) out of range: 16 H ;reference range 3-12 mg/dl
Bun/creatinine ratio out of range: 62 H ;reference range 6-22 (calc)
What does it mean? i called the doctor , but they never call me back! please help!!!!
Regression of previously obtained developmental steps should be taken seriously. The BUN, a kidney test, if probably fine and this slight elevation probably indicates he was a bit dry on the day the testing was done. It probably is normal for him. Otherwise, especially if a lot of specialists have seen him and have no answer for his regression, I don't either. Persistent developmental regression is almost never a good thing and usually, even if the cause is determined, can't be specifically treated.
All I can say is ask your specialists if there is any other place, such as a Children's hospital in a major city, that can help.
Good luck, Dr. Olson