Aleesha - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 31 moms have responded )
Hi my son Bryce has mild spastic cp it is not bad enough to effect him going to public school and being in special classes. He also keeps up very well with the other 1st graders. He has played t ball for the past 2 years and this spring he will be playing baseball. I have to admit I'm alittle worried because yes he does have trouble running and he is very clumsy he only has special inserts in his shoes because he has extreme flat feet and has what they call rocker bottom feet he also walk's on his toes really bad. His CP has effect his legs and feet. His hamstrings are very tight. He has physical therapy twice a week and is doing very well with it. He goes to see his orthopedic doctor next Friday. The inserts arent helping him very much they have a arch in them wich is doing good but they arent keeping him off his toes and they arent helping keep his feet from rolling inward really bad. So he is going to have to have something more agressive in his shoes than the inserts. He has had AFO's before and the doctor's didnt think they were doing any good and they thought they were causing other problem's like with his hips. Then his therapist suggested a few weeks ago to put SMO's in his shoes but the prostectic doctor didnt want to do that because they are more for your ankles and he doesnt think anything is wrong with Bryce's ankles its in his feet. So I'm once again very confused and worried because I know he need's more but I dont know what that more is. Please say a prayer for Bryce and that the doctor makes the right choice for him this time! Does anyone else's child have mild CP?