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Old 12-07-2009, 09:34 PM
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Has he been checked for Wernicke's aphasia? It sounds like a mild form of it, if he can't process what he's hearing but doesn't realize it's a lack of processing rather than an inability to hear sounds. It would explain the difficulty reading as well, because the words wouldn't look like words to his brain- which he might attribute to the blurred vision.

Damage to Wernicke's area in the brain causes difficulties with language. In a mild form, the symptoms seem to add up.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:53 AM
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Originally Posted by HappySpring View Post
He wasn't able to read because of the blurred vision. The hearing is the main issue. I tested his reading today and he was able to read what I gave him.
Now his front teeth hurt. Very strange. Didn't hurt at the ER, started today.

I'll see how it goes tomorrow. I can always take him back to the hospital, but a hospital I know and trust.

Hopefully the neurologist will know more. The hearing concerns me greatly.
It's been 24 hours now since we were at the ER. At least it isn't getting worse. But whats up with the teeth.

And to top if off, he can't wait to get back to wrestling. When do my nightmares end ?!?!!?
I had an injury from a bicycle accident that produced similar symptoms when I was eleven. I could see but had difficulty "interpreting" what my eyes were trying to tell me. Hearing was similarly affected and while my speech was fine my responses were inappropriate to the prompts. It is very difficult to precisely enumerate, but nothing was making any sense. Did he have a lump or bruise on the forehead or around the eye?

CT scan had a normal result. I was hospitalized for a day and a night. I awoke the next morning and felt fine - the operating system had resumed normal function.

Based solely on personal experience and not on any medical training, I suspect that your boy is going to be just fine, but it does sound serious and I am curious to see what the neurologist reports.
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Old 12-08-2009, 03:37 PM
Location: Texas
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Hope your son is doing better. Praying for him. My husband talked to a young lady in church last Sunday. Apparently, she was very avid lady wrestler and competed in competitions until the doctors told her she was risking death or brain damage to continue. Even then, she said, she didn't want to stop but thankfully, her fiance (now husband) gave her the ultimatum that it was either wrestling or him and she chose him. (I hadn't realized until my husband related this story how dangerous competitive wrestling could be.)
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