At a recent MCHN visit the nurse identified a ridge in my 8MO babys forehead, which is a raised line running from the bridge of his nose up to the fontenelle on the top of the head. I didn't think much of it at the time but when I got home I looked it up on google and found it might be quite serious, in fact, I'm thinking it could be mild metopic craniosyntosis, which is basically when the sutures in the skull begin to fuse too early. Without wanting to self-diagnose (we all know the internet can be dangerous for information overload and unncessary frightening!) but I feel that this is what he has and we're desperately worried and scared. The worst case scenerio for this condtion is having to have surgery.
We are seeing a paedetrician tomorrow and suspect we'll probably get a referal to a paedatric nuerologist or something but since we're so worried I thought I'd put the call out there to see if anyone else has gone through this, or had a diagnosis. Or if anyone has also found a ridge in their babies head - and maybe it turned out to be something else?
Your comments would be much welcomed as the anticipation and anxiety of not knowing, and not knowing where to turn are really wearing me down