Posted by Cheryl
on February 18, 2000 at 15:20:22:
In the fall of 1998, my daughter was finally diagnosed with CP. She was 5.5yrs old at the time. After she had a gait analysis done, the orthopedic doctor recommended that she have tendon lengthenings performed and possibly derotational osteotomies. After years of being told she would grow out of her gait problem we decided we would take charge of her treatment and see what could be done instead of surgery. We had many relatives tell us about a show that they saw about a lady who was having success using hyperbaric oxygen treatments with her twins that have CP. Kacey had 2 sessions of hyperbaric treatments totaling 54 treatments in 1999. In the fall of 1999 the gait lab called to make what they thought was a post surgical appointment. When I told them she did not have the surgery only hyperbaric treatments they wanted to do the recheck anyway. We finally got the results and are exstatic!!!! She has improved physical assessment with diminished spasticity. "Kacey is continuing to make satisfactory progress without surgical intervention and we would suggest continuing with her non-operative treatment. We would not suggest any surgical intervention at this stage. Needless to say I have been telling anyone who would listen. Good luck and God bless.