Posted by Cheryl
on February 26, 2000 at 13:37:38:
In Reply to: 3 year old son w/mild CP. Will it get worse? posted by Dena on February 26, 2000 at 09:12:29:
: My son was diagnosed when he was 1 1/2 years. He walks on his on but he holds his arms straight and in back of him and he also walks with his feet in. I asked the doctors if his condition will ever get any worse and they cannot seem to answer that. Does anyone know whether the condition worsens with age?
The damage to the brain has been done. The only way for his condition to worsen is do to consequences of his gait or posture. It took 5 yrs for the doctors to diagnose my daughter with CP. As a consequence of her toe walking her right heel never got the pressure it needed to grow properly. It is the size of a 3yrs old's. So, I highly recommend that you get your son walking and putting pressure on his heels so they don't attorphy. I hope this is of some help to you. Take care.