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Board: Cerebral Palsy 04-13-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Sdr
Views: 987
Posted By Basswife
Sdr

Hi
Anyone out there had or their child had the SDR procedure? Its relativly new in the UK but I am aware they've been doing it for a while in St Louis, I know also the UK version is more selective...
Board: Stroke 03-19-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 830
Posted By Basswife
Stroke in Children.

Hi All,

On December first last year my daughter, 2yrs7mths, had a stroke completly out of the blue. She has been relativly unaffected at the moment. Her right side if affected but she is using it...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 03-14-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 575
Posted By Basswife
Re: Not diagnosed CP but looking for knowledge

Yes this can be, my friends son has CP and has had an operation to stop him vomiting as the muscles wern't working and he wasn't able to eat properly.

Probably not the neurologist, Do you have an...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 06-10-2011, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,699
Posted By Basswife
Re: bowel problems

Its true, children with CP bowel problems are common. One OT told me floppy tummys make for a lazy bowel. Muscles in places you wouldn't expect are affected.
My son has one sachet of Movocol...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 04-03-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,267
Posted By Basswife
Re: Newbie here- question about newborn with CP

Hi,
The fits are 'normal' for a newborn. Babies can be irratable and do this for lots of reasons. Colic maybe. BUT consdering the damage then just be aware. The first sign of my sons CP was...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 03-30-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,654
Posted By Basswife
Re: Any thoughts - newbie here :)

If I were you, I think I would have a gentle word with your husband and say, look he has CP, its going to affect him and he's only going to get frustrated if we try to mke him do things he can't do. ...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 03-29-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,654
Posted By Basswife
Re: Any thoughts - newbie here :)

Take it slowly, this will all be new to him, and yes it can cause aching pain and his muscles are working much harder than anyone elses to walk, so he will be very tired by the end. CP affects...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 03-25-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,654
Posted By Basswife
Re: Any thoughts - newbie here :)

I've noticed that surgeons and non community type people won't label anything. CP symptoms can mix a little, eg, my son is diaplegic, but has some problems with his arms and a weakness on the left...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 03-24-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,654
Posted By Basswife
Re: Any thoughts - newbie here :)

Hi,
Where do you live in the UK?
If your son is not yet walking you should be getting weekly physio, have an Occupational Therapist and portage. BUT as you will know the UK is a postcode lottery,...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 03-24-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,432
Posted By Basswife
Re: 17 year old who was diagnosed at 3 after seizures

My son has CP and has two cysts on his brain. He also has other anomolies on his brain. Which causes his CP they're not sure, but some things could only be seen through his MRI scan.

My husband...
Board: Autism Spectrum 03-20-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,606
Posted By Basswife
Re: Concerned about symptoms in nephew - should I approach mom?

Hi,
The reasoning behind why he did what he did is average, children often don't like one another for such reasons. However, the 'lets destroy him' sentence and the fact he kicked him does worry me....
Board: Cerebral Palsy 02-27-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,349
Posted By Basswife
Re: Possible CP

Firstly, can I ask you what it is that makes the doctor think you have CP? Answering this question will help us to give you advice and help.

Secondly, if that is what it is, to me I would look on...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 02-16-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,230
Posted By Basswife
CP Paediatric specialist

Hi,
I am looking for a CP specialist in the UK, Someone who deals with children ideally, but mostly would like to see someone who has expertise in CP. Specifically spastic CP.
Many Thanks
Basswife.
Board: Cerebral Palsy 01-31-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,838
Posted By Basswife
Re: Does my son have CP/What type?

Hi,
Firstly my background, my son, now 3 has Spastic Diaplegic CP. So I can understand where you are coming from. The times of unknowing are difficult.
There are 3 'types' of CP, Spastic, Ataxic...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 01-13-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,053
Posted By Basswife
Re: 4 month old crying all the time

Just to reassure you, my son had developmental delay, he was late, VERY LATE, with everything. Its taken alot of input from us but now he's three and almost average in terms of his brain power! A...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 01-11-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,053
Posted By Basswife
Re: 4 month old crying all the time

My son has a lazy eye and this does not cause him any discomfort or any need to cry. What I would suggest is that the baby gets seen for the eye as eventually ( I mean in 4/5 yrs time) the eye which...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 01-08-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,885
Posted By Basswife
Re: 6 week old slow developing

Full term is now 37 weeks, the 2 weeks early should not have made a difference, but if baby was poorly it might make a difference. Also remember some babies develop slower. It might be worth just...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 12-20-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,716
Posted By Basswife
Re: Cold weather

Thank you for the advice, we have put Sammy in a sleeping bag which does seem to help and we will try the magnesium, how much do you add and do you find there are any side effects?
Board: Cerebral Palsy 12-19-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,744
Posted By Basswife
Re: writing technology for 10 yr old w mild CP

Having looked into it, I Pads seem to be the way to go, touch screen with lots of different aps, some of which are specifically designed for children with CP. One father recieved an award for the...
Board: Learning Disorders 12-05-2010, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,451
Posted By Basswife
Re: Being told your child is behind cognitively

Hi,
We too have had the early intervention in with our son. Some of the things they've had to say have been hard to take and quite upsetting, as you feel you want the best for your children and...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 12-05-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,716
Posted By Basswife
Cold weather

Hi,
For those of you with CP, how does the cold wether affect your muscles and how you feel. We are experiencing unusually cold weather here in the Uk and my son is tired all the time. Not like him...
Board: Parenting Issues 12-04-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By Basswife
Re: Still picky - almost a year

Yes your right if you keep refusing invitiations because of him then thats him in control. My advice would be to go anyway. You say your partner is fussy, but eats whats put in front of him when out,...
Board: Parenting Issues 12-01-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,139
Posted By Basswife
Re: Still picky - almost a year

My sons speech an language therapist gave us a few tips, sometimes they work, sometimes not.
Firstly give him a choice within bundaries, my son gets a choice at breakfast and lunch, however not free...
Board: Women's Health 11-29-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By Basswife
Re: pregnant wife

You have to trust the professionals around you, they have your wifes best interests. It might help you to know it will be a woman who does the exam and it won't harm the baby or your wife.

As your...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 11-25-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,322
Posted By Basswife
Re: Out and About.

Thanks, your right about the carrying, he just leans and being just over 10kgs of dead weight its hard. His home seating is too heavy for me to carry, even to the car. The rules here are a building...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 11-24-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,322
Posted By Basswife
Out and About.

My son is almost three, he has recently got his first wheelchair and is learning to use it. It has made a big difference when we are out and about however I am looking for some suggestions for help...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 11-24-2010, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,017
Posted By Basswife
Re: disabled and feeling meaningless

Hi,
I just wanted to say everything that Leaciesmum said was spot on. You've come this far. You've fought to get to 17, and your still young.
Keep going. You cannot right off love yet, love is the...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 11-24-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,898
Posted By Basswife
Re: New here

Do you have a physio? Might be time to look at getting one? Also an Occupational Therapist would be able to advise you on your job, the one working with my son is great at making everyday things,...
Board: Children's Health 11-23-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,848
Posted By Basswife
Re: Toddler jumped out of crib tonight...need advice please!!!!!

A toddler bed is a great idea, if its low to the ground, using a bed guard. Put a stair gate in her doorway. Do your normal evening routene, call the new bed something special, maybe big girls bed....
Board: Cerebral Palsy 11-23-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,898
Posted By Basswife
Re: New here

Yeah, I misunderstood, sorry. I'm glad you enjoy your job.
I recently met a girl who was 16 with CP, she waked with a limp, her left hand was tight and she has speech problems, but had normal...
Board: Cerebral Palsy 11-23-2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,898
Posted By Basswife
Re: New here

Hi Jason,
Its good to hear from some adults and their journeys with CP, my son is nearly 3 and has medium CP. I find it really encouraging to hear you have a faith.
You mention that you find it...
Board: Autism Spectrum 11-22-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,606
Posted By Basswife
Re: Concerned about symptoms in nephew - should I approach mom?

Ok from what you've written there is something amiss and yes its looks autistic spectrum.

As for talking to his mum. I would. Like you said, have the behaviours become so 'normal' that she...
Board: Sexual Health - General 11-17-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,268
Posted By Basswife
Re: Help :/

Searchin is right, before you will be able to get close to another as an adult yu will need to sort out what happened to you as a child. If you don't it has the potential to affect all your adult...
Board: Dyslexia 11-16-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,158
Posted By Basswife
Re: Dyslexia or Autism?

Can I assume he has an ILP or IEP? Does that mention anything about his relationships / social skills? My son has one for Cerebal Palsy, but he has targets for helping to improve social skills also. ...
Board: Sexual Health - General 11-14-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By Basswife
Re: Please help before my marriage falls apart

I completely sympathise. I went through the same thing with my man. After baby 2 my sex drive went through the floor. After feeding, bathing clothing and generally looking after everything the last...
Board: Children's Health 11-14-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,631
Posted By Basswife
Re: Behavior issues and albuterol neb treatments.

Having worked with a variety of children I know that they all react differently to drug and to situations.
I have not got experience of the drug you talk about, but it is possible, simply as it...
Board: Rape / Sexual Abuse 11-13-2010, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,844
Posted By Basswife
Re: I am a gay guy who was molested as a child...

You need to see a councellor and talk it through. My brother did that, he went to a councellor and found that in order to move on he needed to go to the police and file a report. He needed to make it...
Board: Asperger's Syndrome 11-11-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,066
Posted By Basswife
Re: Yup, another Asperger's topic

From what you've written you do seem to have symptoms of aspergers. You do not need to have them all to have aspergers. With anything medical you can have some symptoms and not others and you can...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 11-10-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,104
Posted By Basswife
Re: Breaking co-sleeping????

A couple of things I would add into what you do. Make sure he goes to bed evening time, and goes to bed awake so hes aware his crib is his bed not yours. What would he do if he went to bed in this...
Board: Pregnancy 11-08-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,288
Posted By Basswife
Re: pregnancy test

When I told my doctor I had a positive pregnancy test he didn't even check, just said congratulations and passed me onto a midwife. They are nowadays 97-99% reliable. But I would make an appointment...
Board: Women's Health 11-08-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By Basswife
Re: Need Help!

As a general rule a pregnancy test can give a false positive but not a false negative. The morning after pill can do all sorts of strange things to your period. My advice would be to another test, if...
Board: Sexual Health - General 10-27-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,790
Posted By Basswife
Re: vagina size

My advice to this would be don't worry about the size worry more about your pelvic floor execises. These will keep the vagina as tight as is possible after having babies and the will deacrease the...
Board: Sexual Health - Women 10-27-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,063
Posted By Basswife
Re: Pain during and After Sex

See a different doctor. I can't say as I know whats going on, but its not right esp as you know when the change happened.
Board: Children's Health 10-27-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,574
Posted By Basswife
Re: my child has one testicle

It sounds like your son has an undecended testicle. They can retrieve it with a little surgery. It should have dropped by now and if your son were in England they would have done the procedure while...
Board: Caregivers 10-23-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,036
Posted By Basswife
Re: asking for a friend, her dad died and now has to care full time for her mother

Hi, It sounds to me like she would be entitled to various financial help, which leads to various hands on help. Firstly - does the mother work? Does she get diability living allowance because she...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-21-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,320
Posted By Basswife
Re: newborn constipation???

Not alot for a 6 week old I'm afraid. Its OK to give her some cooled boiled water, some babies need extra fluid which will make it easier to go. The consistancy of peanut butter is OK, and babies do...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 10-20-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,320
Posted By Basswife
Re: newborn constipation???

In newborns the most likely cause of constipation is a badly made formula bottle. So if there is too much powder in the mix they will get constipation. A newborn pooh should be soft, not like ours,...
Board: Parenting Issues 10-19-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,856
Posted By Basswife
Re: Any advice on preparing my 2 year old for baby #2?

There are 16 months between my son and my daughter. You will feel alot like you leave the 2 yr old out, but your not! Its tough, but you'll get through. Try to get out of the house at least once...
Board: Children's Health 10-19-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,818
Posted By Basswife
Re: Warm Hands

The doctor is right. Bad circulation makes cold hands and feet, a sign the heart might not be working correctly. But my siste has bad circulation and no heart problems. Does your son have any other...
Board: Parenting Issues 10-15-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,496
Posted By Basswife
Re: Advice for new role in BF's daughter's life

I think two things.

Firstly, this is not an easy situation. Cut yourself a bit of slack for feeling like this.

Second if your feeling like this be very careful, children and young people pick...
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