Posted by LISA STALEY
on April 02, 2000 at 04:05:27:
In Reply to: very mild CP in 2 year old posted by Katie on December 22, 1999 at 15:06:32:
: My 2 year old daughter was just diagnosed with very mild CP. She can walk but her right foot turns out slightly. She is very left handed and has been from the moment she could pick up an object. Although she uses her right hand to help pick up things and catch a ball, she has much less use of that hand. She does speak but it is sporadic and varies from a single word to a 3-4 word sentence to babbling. She drools whenever she is concentrating on something. She understands almost anything you say to her but has only just begun to mimic words.
: Has anyone else gotten a similar diagnosis?
MY 2 YEAR OLD SON HAS A MILD CP DIAGNOSIS. HEIS RIGHT FOOT TURNS IN AND HE HAS VERY LIMITED USE OF HIS RIGHT ARM. IT IS NOT EVEN MUCH OF A HELPER SIDE. YOUR CHILDS CP SOUNDS ALOT LIKE MINE. I AM AN RN IN AN ICU SO I AM LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE ACCESS YO MANY PHYSICIAN OPINIONS AND INPUT. I DO NOT WANT TO UPSET YOU BUT THESE PERIODS OF "CONCENTRATION" YOU MENTIONED SOUND
LIKE THEY COULD POSSIBLY BE PETIT MAL SEIZURES. THESE TYPES OF FOCAL SEIZURES CAN BEGIN AT SOME TIME BETWEEN THE AGES OF 2 AND 6 ACCORDING TO A NURSING TEXT BOOK BY WHALEY AND WHONG. IF YOU NOTICE THIS "CONCENTRATION" AGAIN SEE IF YOUR CHILD BLINKS AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO THE BREAKING OF THIS CONCENTRATION. SOME COMMON TRIGGERS ARE THOUGHT TO BE RAPIDLY MOOVING CARTOONS AND CELING FANS WITH LIGHT FIXTURES ATTACHED. A TEST CALLED AN EEG CAN DETERMINE FOR SURE. GOOD LUCK. WRITE ANYTIME. LISA. MEGANHANK@FREEWWWEB.COM