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Old 10-07-10, 07:14 PM   #1
Maggie
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Default Concerned about grandson.

Huntington's disease is in my family ...my brother has it, my father had it and
as yet, I haven't been tested.
I have a daughter aged 39 who is fit and well and she has a son aged 9 who is a very bright boy.
However, he has a lot of problems...he is unable to fasten buttons, ride a bike, and generally has difficulty with co-ordination.
He finds it impossible to catch a ball and has quite an obsessive personality.
His teachers have noticed that he is different but because he is so bright (he could read at the age of 3), they seem to think it's not too much of a problem.
A child psychologist has diagnosed dyspraxia but I am worried that these symptoms could be related to HD.
Am I worrying unnecessarily or should I be tested for my grandsons sake?
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