Abi - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 70 moms have responded )
My preemie, born at 28 weeks, 1 lb. 12 oz., 13" long was diagnosed with Mild CP (Spastic Diplegia) when she was 15 months old. She is now 2 1/2 and has yet to walk. She has physical therapy twice a week and the therapist thought she would be walking on her own by now. We are going to try AFOs per the neurologist's suggestion. We always see progress....but it's so slow....and I'm not a very patient person. My back is killing me from carrying her. I try to make her walk (she pushes a wooden, weighted baby stroller as her 'walker') as much as I can, but that's not always convenient.
Has anyone else gone through Mild CP with their child? I feel so blessed, because she has overcome so many other medical problems and almost guilty asking for support.