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My youngest has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

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Tabbytink
Tabbytink Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited August 2017 in Cerebral palsy
Hi, I'm a mum of two. My youngest has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. 
She is a pre term baby, born at 31 weeks so not entirely unexpected.
I'm just having a look around for info, I'm sure I'll have tons of questions in the future

TT

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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,209 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome#
    Loads of info for you on here
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hey @Tabbytink welcome to the community, I have moved your post to the CP category, I hope you get all the information and support you need.
    Scope
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  • ourvoices
    ourvoices Community member Posts: 47 Connected
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    Hi @Tabbytink,

    How old is your youngest, have the doctors been able to tell you much yet?

    CP is a bit  of a mixed bag, it affects everyone differently.  I was premature and quite tiny (sometime ago now though).

    The great thing about children is that they don't care about the labels medicine gives to their disabilities and they can be very resilient.  Having an older sibling might be a great encouragement for your youngest and help in lots of ways.

    When I was growing up, I knew there were somethings I couldn't do, but most of the time, I was finding my own way of doing things. 

  • steve51
    steve51 Community member Posts: 7,147 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Tabbytink

    A very good afternoon & I do hope that we can assist/help/support you.

    Please pop over to our home page where you will find plenty off help & advice.

    Please let me know if I can help you further with things ?????


  • Tabbytink
    Tabbytink Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thanks all, she is 28 months old. We had her physio assessment yesterday and she did really well.

    She has been diagnosed with spastic CP which is affecting her hips/legs more than other things. I guess to start with we just roll with it and take it day by day.
    We have been referred to the osteopath and orthopedics as well as community paediatrics and for a hip x ray. I think it hit me yesterday, just how much of a journey she is starting. 

    TT
  • Annie_PD
    Annie_PD Community member Posts: 1 Listener
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    Hi 
    So I think I'm in a similar boat to Tabby 
    my little boy has just being diagnosed with spastic CP 
    he was born at 28 weeks he's now 4 
    its a lot to deal with x 
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    It must be a lot to get your head around! I dont have experience of this but I know as an adult being diagnosed with a life long illness, it was a massive shock and getting used to the routines of hospital appointments and treatment was quite overwhelming. When it is your child, that must be really tough.

    There is lots of information here about getting a new diagnosis for your child. 
    Scope
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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,665 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Tabbytink
    How are you getting on? I thought you might like to look through some of our recent parenting videos. This one is about processing your child's diagnosis.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSpkYnOMe8k&feature=youtu.be 
    Scope
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