As a bit of a net nerd I've been researching it like hell. I discovered that MS patients usually have a vitamin D deficiency (Northern hemisphere countries like Scotland and Canada have a much higher prevelance of MS due to less availibilty to quality sunlight)
I discovered that I have a deficiency in Vitamin D and in my research on this I came across a website that showed the signs of Vitamin D deficiency in children and babies.
- SOFT SKULL is a sign of deficiency. Also, rickets which is not relevant in Finley's case.
- Growth issues in height more than weight. This is not relevant for Finley but he is not tall.
- Late arrival of baby teeth is a sign of deficiency. Finley had his first tooth at fifteen and half months and his canines didn't appear til nearly 3.
- Late walking (bone development). Finley didn't start walking until he was 14 months. (not too late but not early)
- Increased infections especially respiratory. Finley had countless chest infections in his first two years. On one occasion he was hospitalised.
For me this is too much of a coincidence. I'm figuring that I was probably Vitamin D deficient when I was carrying him and passed the deficiency onto him. Pregnant mothers who are D deficient cannot supply Vitamin D to their unborn child.
I googled Vitamin D and plagiocephaly and found other mothers who have been told there children maybe Vitamin D deficient and their children have mishapen heads.
MS is not genetic but MS is more prelevant in families. What if their mother was Vit D deficient throughout all the pregnancies? Which would account for siblings being more at risk if one has MS.
I'm supplementing myself with a high dose. I'm hoping it's not too late for me to maybe see a continued remission. But for my son, I'm getting him tested - if he is deficient I'll get my other boy done too.
I would love to hear what you visitors think about my theory!!
Will post again when I get Finley's blood test results.