Daniela - posted on 05/30/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm pretty new to this group. My daughter Lilly is now 22 months old and was diagnosed with mild CP last summer. Since then we've continuosly done physio and occupational therapy with her and she's always progressed. The CP affects both her legs - nothing else is affected. The muscle tone in both legs is increased and both feet pronate inwards so we've decided to buy the PIEDRO shoes for her. She started walking with a walker 2 months ago and after she almost fell once, she didn't want to do it again. Then all she wanted to do is walk holding our hands and it worked so well - she's even able to crawl up the stairs in our house. Pulling to stand and cruising were no problem.
For the last few days though she's not asking to walk anymore and when we put her down her feet take a very long time to go down from her tip toes. She never had a problem with that. Furthermore it seems like she can't straighten her legs anymore and her upper body is bent forward so that she is not able to step - something that she was doing very well.
We are concerned and don't know if this is due to a growths spurt or something else. We will try and see our pediatrician but don't know how long the wait will be so any advice will be appreciated. Has anyone had the same problem ? She doesn't seem to be in pain but when I do her stretches she whines a bit like it's uncomfortable.
Our OT will come in on Tuesday and I emailed her beforehand - she's also concerned as the said that she has never seen a child with CP regress before without any apparent reasons.