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My 12 year old son was diagnosed with vestibular neuritis and BPPV in early June (sick since April - diagnosis was delayed since he has congenital nystagmus which made it very difficult for local and ER drs - so we had to wait for vestibular specialist apt) MRI and blood work all is normal. He has not been able to walk on his own since April and mainly feels light headed (not spinning) and fatigued. We started PT in early June and we are seeing very slow progress but at least it is progress. Biggest improvement is that he can now use crutches to walk but it does make him very tired.
I know it is very rare for children to get this which is why I am having hard time finding similar stories. PT says kids bounce back faster than adults and it should be about 8-12 weeks for recovery (I know recovery times vary)
After reading some of these posts and the slow progress that we have seen have me doubting their estimation. I'm just trying to get a realistic perspective as to what to expect especially with a new school year coming and fall sports.
If anyone else gone thru this with a child could you please tell me about your experience?
Thanks in advance!
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