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My granddaughter has been diagnosed with CP
Hello my granddaughter was born in March this year my daughter suffered a placenta abruption and our beautiful girl was resuscitated in 15 minutes and the diagnosis is Cerebral Palsy. As you can imagine we are so lucky our girl is still with us and having an early diagnosis I feel can only benefit in us being able to understand our girls capabilities and how we can help, support and understanding her needs. I myself have been a senior carer for dementia patients I have a very good understanding of this illness but would like to hear from other families about CP. my daughter is 21years old and is doing a fantastic job but I must admit it takes a team to support our girl. She is our miracle. We have been told she would never smile or talk or walk, she does smile very much and everyday is a blessing. She still is tubefed due to no swallow but speech and language are terrific and can see improvement she coughs the tube out several times a week. Her head control is very poor and she tends to arch her back to the right hand side. We are awaiting on a special chair from occupational therapist to help support her back. At the moment things are not clear and we would be grateful for any feedback you can share . I would like to become actively involved with raising awareness for CP like you all this is very close to my heart, thank you all for taking the time to read