According to the website http://www.healthline.com/health/acute-cerebellar-ataxia#Complications6, the symptoms of ACA (Acute Cerebellar Ataxia) include the following:
- impaired coordination in the torso or arms and legs
- frequent stumbling
- an unsteady gait
- uncontrolled or repetitive eye movements
- trouble eating and performing other fine motor tasks
- slurred speech
- vocal changes
- behavioral or personality changes
While dad is exhibiting the first three symptoms as well as having dizziness and is much quieter spoken than normal, it is not a sure thing that he has ACA. In fact, even the website stipulates that several other conditions may cause these occurrences. That is why it is so gosh darn important for him to see a proper neurologist!
While I can do all the research possible and talk to a whole host of medical individuals, my dad really has to be the one that is checked over by the proper set of individuals! I just hope that whoever is assigned to his case is willing to show this great man that With Age Comes Respect because I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that individual or individuals will have to deal with me otherwise if they don’t!
ACA or no ACA, my dad deserves the very best and I intend to make certain that he receives it!