User - posted on 12/09/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
Hi- I'm new to this group. Where do I start? Guess I'm needing a little encouragement as I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. My 22 month old is in the process of being diagnosed with mild spastic cerebral palsy. She has hypertonia, balance & coordination issues, mild ataxic gait, tight hamstrings& hip adductors, low tone in head and neck. L side of body has increased tone more than right. She has been in/out of therapy since 3 months of age, but we knew something was wrong since birth. Getting doctors to diagnose has been a struggle because she was injured at birth due to negligent care from my doctors and nurses. To top it off I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the traumatic birth. Just feeling worn out from juggling all the non-stop therapy appointments, being a working Mom of 2 toddlers, and the PTSD makes it hard for me to stay in the present because I'm so angry this happended to my child! Can anyone offer some wise words of advice or encouragement? On the upside, my daughter is a bright, social, loving, silly, sweet girl and we would do anything for her!