Casey - posted on 02/23/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )
I have a soon to be 17 month old son name Josiah. My son was born at 24 weeks weighing 1lb 12.6oz at birth. I was told my sons chances of survival were only 40%. I also learned that Josiah also have a grade 5 brain bleed. With this being my 1st child I didn't know what to expect or even how to feel however throughout it all I remain positive. Josiah was diagnosed with cerebral palsy the day before his first birthday. My heart sunk immediately after hearing the diagnoses. I always knew my son was different for other babies his age but I just assumed it was because of the prematurity & the brain bleed. Josiah is currently getting PT & has improved tremendously, although he his not able to sit up w/O support, crawl walk or stand, I have faith that one day he will be able to it all plus some. I joined the circle of moms so that I can connect w/ moms who have been in my same position & currently in my position so that I can continue to be encouraged inspired by others & to also be able to help encourage & inspire others. Us moms certainly have to stick together & be there for one another through the good & the bad time.