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Aquired Brain Injury and looking for support for my 20 month old who may have CP from the insult
Hi there, My son at 13 months old suffered an aquired hypoxic ischemic brain injury, he has damage to his basil ganglia and he is now 20 months old. At first he lost his ability to do anything, feed, see, hear, walk, talk, spasticity in all 4 limbs, spasasms all the time, poor muscle tone etc etc he was just laid there... for weeks. Slowly but surely he has regained his co ordination he can pick up and put down and change hands with toys, do shapesorters, roll over from his back to his front and go on all fours, he tries to crawl but flops (and then laughs) he can interact so if i say pass daddy the toy he will pass it to me, hes very bright and alert and laughs/smiles all at the right times. his muscle tone has gone back to normal, no spasticity in any limbs anymore, no baclofen anymore, vision tested and all fine, hearing tested and all fine, feeding is good and no ng tube although he cant take a bottle, my wife feeds liq...uids off a spoon as he struggles to breath, suck swallow all at once. he sucks on his dummy etc fine. Our peidetrician is saying he could have a form of cerebral palsy although from what ive ready William is doing so much now he doesnt seam to totally fit with career athotoid (spelling may be wrong) as hes not got most of the symptoms... my main question is there different degrees of damage to the basil ganglia and after 6 months should his speech and walking have come back and could it ever come back, its only been a short time and hes so determined. Please any help as we are really struggling with this part - We are having extra physion from physio4kids which starts soon and also Phil edge at brainwave has been superb and we see him in January - Interested in any information about the basil ganglia and CP.