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Old 06-24-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever had Botox for their CP or for their childs CP? Do you think it helped? Was it worth it? How did you feel when it wore off? Had things changed?

 
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Noah never had botox, but our PT told us that research has shown that a series of serial casting can have the same effects as Botox. Don't know the details of the research. Good luck! I think there are some older posts on Botox on this board.
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Hi nwmum,
I managed to look back at all the old posts and see what people say. My boys tone is loosening up really well in his equiptment so we may get away with it. His worst part is his hips which makes casting quite difficult, but if his hips follow his legs then we're hoping not to have to have it as it involves a general anasthetic. But we remain open minded and those old posts were really helpful - thanks for the tip.

 
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Hi there, my girl has had 2 lots of botox now. It's been really benificial for her. Her tone is very tight and with the botox we are able to get in and get some really good stretches in while it's in effect.

Sadly with her last lot of botox she had a HUGE growth spurt and virtually didn't get much benifit from it at all. It was like her bones said, 'woohoo the muscles are asleep, lets grow guys', lol.

We see her orthopedic surgeon next week, our OT and PT both said she really needs another lot because she's become so tight. SO I imagine she'll be getting the go ahead for that when we see him.

Leacie had very tight adductors (in her groin) and was scissoring really badly. The surgeon did an adductor release and phenol block on her for that about 18mths ago. She's only just getting tight there again now.

 
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