Parents learn that it doesn't take much to start a biological storm in a toddler's brain
Christy's parents were at their wits' end. About two months before, she had been fine, walking and talking like any 2-year-old. Then she got a cold. First her eyes started jiggling; then her body began jerking. The twitches were so strong she couldn't talk or walk. She fell often, was covered with bruises, and had trouble sleeping. Her parents had taken her to a pediatrician, who referred them to a neurologist. He said Christy was still fighting a...
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