Reply To: Searching for answers – 10yr old son
Nicole, I’m so sorry to hear your son may be afflicted with some form of peripheral neuropathy (PN). You posted under the CIDP forum which tells me you suspect CIDP or a related condition.
There are specific tests that help confirm the presence of CIDP and some other PN’s. I suggest you read the following to help you better understand this disease and to continue to advocate help for your son:
Here is a guide with tips for caring for a child with PN:
An MRI will do little if CIDP is involved. Please look into a spinal fluid test and nerve conduction/velocity test (NCS or NVS). There are other tests too (suggested in the links above) that may be used to help confirm/deny the presence of a PN condition such as CIDP.
I wish you and your family, especially your son, the very best and quickest recovery possible.