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Posted by Gary on February 19, 2000 at 18:19:19:

In Reply to: life expectancy with CP posted by wondering on January 21, 2000 at 10:04:24:

: I have a younger brother with CP and I love him dearly. I have never asked my parents nor have I ever looked up this information in the past. I feel guilty even doing so. My brother has severe CP (Quadrapeligia and spasticity). He is also suceptible to flu and colds. I have always wondered what the Life expectancy is for a male with this state of CP. I know this is a morbid question but I feel I need to know.

Hello Wondering,
I have a daughter who is 21y/o with the same diagnosis as your brother. She is a pain in the butt sometimes but, we love her dearly. Her doctor expects her to lead a normal lifespan, BUT you should get the information from YOUR doctor, because they are the oneswho know your brother. PS. Don't be afraid to ask, you'll never know the answers unless you ask the question, and NO it's NOT a morbid or stupid question.

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